Learning & Teaching Services Librarian.
The deadline for employers with 250 or more employees to report their gender pay gap has now passed. The regulations and enforcement procedures are on the Equality and Human Rights Commission There is also UK Government advice with examples of reports from the UK government website The Guardian reviewed the preliminary results as a symptom of deep prejudice. They […]
The shocking findings from a recent NUS survey is that ‘1 in 3 Muslim students suffered discrimination and abuse’ In November 2017, NUS Women’s and Black Students’ campaigns undertook research to understand the experiences of Muslims in Further and Higher Education in the UK. This report outlines those findings and recommendations that arose from them. […]
French Language day was celebrated on 20th March. Journée de la langue française is a day designated by the United Nations to celebrate multiculturalism and diversity. The official website has some UN resources on the benefits of language learning. Here some free French language resources. Culturethèque– the Library of the Institut Français library in London […]
The new Chartered Association of Business Schools’ Academic Journal Guide for 2018 has been launched. It is updated every three years. https://charteredabs.org/academic-journal-guide-2018-available-now/ (it is necessary to register on the site to obtain access to the AJG) The main feature of this edition the addition of 180 new journals into the list. Other important developments have […]
A new educational resource from the National Archives designed for teachers of Key stage 1,3,5 – Suffragettes on File . It makes use of 40 original documents and has lessons planned around the theme. Topics include forcible feeding, window smashing campaign and the activities of the WSPU.
Last week the OECD introduced the OECD Toolkit for Mainstreaming & Implementing Gender Equality. This aims to identify measures to increase women’s participation in a range of situations focusing on the 4 areas of government, parliament, judiciary and public administration. The main portal offers free access to a wealth of gender related resources. Use it to […]
A new report from the Simon Wiesenthal center finds the rise of alt-tech far-right digital websites and platforms. The report also has an accompanying Digital Terrorism and Hate ‘Report Card’ which evaluates the efforts of powerful online platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Twitter in removing extremist content.
A team from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) cross-checked the spread of 126,000 stories on Twitter against a database of stories fact-checked by six independent organisations, including Snopes, Politifact and Factcheck. They discovered that untruths were 6 times more likely to spread faster: view the findings in Science magazine . Other new resources concerning about fake news include […]
How do the EU and specific world nations present themselves globally? Try consulting the Elcano Global Presence Index which is a tool for international relations specialists developed by the Fundación Real Instituto Elcano. It uses 3 dimensions: economic (exports and investments) military (troops deployed and the means for it) soft presence (science, technology, migration, tourism, […]
International Woman’s Day was celebrated on the 8th March This year the theme was press for progress. In Spain over 5 million women joined a strike which was supported by local mayor. This English language version from El Pais explains more. TUC announced shocking findings showing that women effectively work for free for 67 days of […]