As well as our existing EDI Team (Candy, Malasree and Ann), we are bringing on board fivemore colleagues with communications experience, to make sure our EDI message is heard loud and clear across the Faculty, and that you’re all aware of the great work which we’re doing! We are excited to introduce…
Dom works in NICR and has experience managing their social media pages and designing their intranet site.
“EDI over a number of years has become more and more embedded in everything we do as a Faculty due to the hard work and effort our EDI team have put in. Having been part of the Faculty and the local NICR team for a couple of years, I wanted to be more involved. I’ll be helping with the ideas and events that will be coming up, with editing the new intranet and developing social media content as my main focus. I look forward to the launch of the EDI communications team and seeing you all at many of the upcoming events.”
Lizzie works in the Graduate School. She was involved with communications in the transfer of Durham University’s School of Medicine, Pharmacy and Health to Newcastle.
“I’m excited to be part of the Faculty’s EDI comms team to support the awareness raising and embedding of the great work the Faculty is doing to ensure that EDI is at the forefront of all our activities and thinking. I’m looking forward to being able to support a calendar of events being developed across the Faculty, and to showcasing the enthusiasm and energy for EDI that we all have.”
Ann Fitchett is the Events, Engagement and Outreach Coordinator for IoN, which includes organising their events and managing their social media.
“It’s really important that the work of the EDI team is visible to demonstrate how committed the Faculty is in supporting all its members to reach their full potential. It’s easy to become trapped in your own small bubble so to help spread the message to all the different units is a very exciting challenge.”
Jo is one our Lecturers in the School of Medical Education. S has expertise in social media and is a member or their EDI team.
“I’m really excited to be joining the FMS EDI Comms Team. I’ve partaken in EDI committee meetings on a school level for a few years, but the opportunity to have a wider impact as part of a dedicated and innovative team means taking my passion for equality, diversity and inclusion to a new level. Being part of the EDI Comms team will, I hope, help to widen our scope of what we currently perceive as EDI and to become even more inclusive as a University.”
Bana is a Teaching Fellow in our School of Dental Sciences (SDS) and a member of the SDS EDI Team. Currently, she is organising the SDS cross-cultural awareness training for students and staff.
“I am excited about becoming more involved in EDI as part of the Faculty’s EDI Comms Team. I have received support from the EDI Team, and am eager to help promote and cascade the EDI ethos, activities and events so that other staff across the Faculty can benefit too.”
As well as our excellent new comms team, we also have a brand new look!
- Our blog has been completely refreshed, to keep you up to date with everything that’s going on with FMS EDI.
- We have a new intranet site where you’ll find all the information about what we do, the support available to you, and our upcoming events.
- Our Twitter will soon have a specially designed new profile photo, to set us apart from everyone else.
We’re really excited for the upcoming year in FMS and can’t wait to show you all what we have planned!