‘Selma’ star says diversity in UK Arts is now worse

David Oyelowo, star of civil rights movement film ‘Selma’, says that diversity in UK Arts is now worse than ever with many young BAME stars emigrating to the USA to start their careers. “The real problem is about who is curating the stories that we portray and what their point of view is. I believe that we go… Read More »

Diversity UK partners with the UK Welcomes Modi campaign

Diversity UK is pleased to have become a welcome partner to the UKWelcomesModi campaign that is coordinating the highly anticipated visit to the UK of the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi. This will give Diversity UK members the opportunity to register for free tickets to the event on Friday 13th November 2015 at Wembley Stadium in… Read More »

How well is Scotland “Measuring Up” for Equality?

The Equality & Human Rights Commission (EHRC) recently published the fourth in a series of reports which track the performance of Scottish public bodies against their duties under the Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012. The recent reports focus on the extent to which 239 listed public bodies – including NHS Boards, Councils and colleges -… Read More »

Ofcom announces new board member for MG ALBA

Ofcom yesterday (26th August 2015) announced the appointment of Iain Stephen Morrison to the board of MG ALBA, the body responsible for funding Gaelic-language TV programmes in Scotland. He was nominated for appointment by Bòrd na Gàidhlig, the principal public body in Scotland responsible for promoting Gaelic development and providing advice to Scottish Ministers on Gaelic issues. Mr… Read More »

New National Clinical Director for Women’s Health

NHS England is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Matthew Jolly (MBBS MD MRCOG) as the National Clinical Director for Maternity Review and Women’s Health. Matthew is due to join NHS England in the autumn and will be taking over the role of NCD from Dr Catherine Calderwood, who has moved on to be Chief Medical Officer… Read More »

BCS signs Diversity, Equality & Inclusion declaration

BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT, has signed up to the Science Council’s Declaration on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion which brings toether a number of professional bodies from across science to work towards increased diversity and inclusion within the workforce. With black and minority ethnic (BME) men 28% less likely to work in STEM than their white counterparts,… Read More »

BBC Charter Review inquiry launched

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee announces an inquiry into the BBC Charter Review, following the publication of the Government’s Green Paper which has started the formal process of public debate over the position of the BBC beyond 2016. The previous Culture, Media and Sport Committee conducted an extensive inquiry into the future of the BBC, which produced… Read More »