We’re back!

Long time no see, FMS EDI blog… After a busy summer, we are back to share more EDI news and updates with you. Exciting news: our team has taken on a new student intern this year!

My name is Claire Bailie, I’m from Northern Ireland and I will be working with the FMS EDI team for this academic year. I study Psychology at Newcastle University and am completing this role as part of a professional placement year, before my final year of study in 2020. After applying for a variety of placements I decided that working with EDI was the position I felt most passionately about. My role will mainly consist of assisting on research projects and carrying out communications to help with the promotion of the EDI Office’s work across the faculty. I am particularly passionate about EDI as I have a sibling with a hidden disability, and as a result am very conscious of the impact that a lack of awareness and inclusion around these issues can have, especially within higher education. I am honoured to be a part of the team this year, and will leave you with a quick reminder:

We would like our blog to be inclusive and interactive, which means we need you! Whether you’re at the University or are from the external community, we’d love to hear from you. If you’d like to write a post or have an idea for something you’d like to see on our blog, please drop us an email: c.bailie@newcastle.ac.uk.

Some ideas to get you started:

  • Do you have an opinion or response to something you’ve seen in the media?
  • Are you a student affected by any EDI issues that you would like to write about?
  • Are you doing any research related to EDI that you would like to share?
  • Would you like to share your inspirations or role models?
  • Do you face challenges in your career related to EDI issues?

We want a diverse range of topics, tones and styles, so feel free to be creative!

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