EDI Collective

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Collective in School of Arts, Languages and Cultures at the University of Manchester

Football is an area where general members of the public and footballers explicitly interact with the social and political issues that are interwoven throughout the 21st century footballing landscape. Clubs and players are entities fans form emotionally attachments to, yet modern football clubs are also global businesses whose purpose is to maintain profits and please board …

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In Xinjiang, more than a million Uyghur Muslims are being detained in centres – the real figure is likely to be much more. These centres, the Chinese government has said, are merely schools. Yet, satellite images display these centres to be surrounded by tall fences with barbed wire, and watch towers that bear a closer …

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Netflix’s new eight-part drama series, Bridgerton, is a sumptuous period drama set in Regency era London. The drama, based on Julia Quinn’s book series of the same name, centers around Daphne Bridgerton’s attempts to secure an advantageous match on the marriage market. Whilst we may have become accustomed to many saccharine period dramas in Britain, …

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The University of Warwick found itself making headline news this week. The news concerned a student-led protest and open letter directed at the University, criticising its handling of allegations of sexual misconduct taking place on its campus. The University has been accused of facilitating a toxic environment and rape culture. Anger at the institution can …

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Murders that are committed in the so-called name of ‘honour’ are murders in which victims, predominantly women, are killed for behaviour that is deemed to have brought some shame upon the family. Within the UK honour-based murders have taken place for minor reasons like; dressing in an overtly ‘westernised’ way, falling in love with somebody …

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See bottom of page for help on how to report an incident where you have been discriminated due to your race Racism doesn’t always come in the form of a physical attack, or a direct reference to the colour of your skin and your racial identity. A person who has made a racially aggravated degrading …

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The human rights issues in Saudi Arabia and other countries are well documented, but rarely well presented. Rather than another sanctimonious journalist abstractly mentioning human rights issues in other countries, sometimes it is better to hear tangible accounts of events which can often seem distant. Nobody could portray Lina al-Hathloul’s perspective on human rights in …

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Let me do it. You tell me when you want it and where you want it to land, and I’ll do it backwards and tell you when to take off. Katherine Johnson The 2017 film Hidden Figures told the forgotten story of Katherine Johnson – an African-American mathematician whose calculations of orbital mechanics were critical to the success of …

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What is taught cannot truly be diversified or decolonised if those teaching are not diversified To begin, I must emphasise the difference between diversity and decolonisation. That diversity without decolonisation cannot bring about real equality and inclusion in a university.  Diversifying the English Literature course would mean having a range of texts on reading lists, …

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