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Competition to increase equality & diversity awareness

Posted 22 March 2013

Students are being encouraged to be creative when it comes to promoting equality and diversity by devising a new initiative or event for Harper Adams University.

They can work in groups of up to three, or alone, with the winning concept being implemented during Equality and Diversity week in the autumn term. The winner will also receive £25 in Amazon vouchers or £60 per group of three.

In her role as Chair of the University’s Equality and Diversity Working Group, University Secretary, Dr Catherine Baxter, said: “We want to involve students in our campaign to continue to raise awareness of the importance of equality and diversity.

“Students by their nature are creative so we thought why not ask them to decide what activities we run during Equality and Diversity week.

“Despite the cash incentive, we hope that they will rise to the challenge and help us to celebrate Harper Adams as a place where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.”

The Harper Adams Equality and Diversity week is scheduled for October 28-November 3 to coincide with Diwali.

Proposed activities include a food fair, celebration of The Festival of Lights and dance classes.

International Student Support Manager, Jo Rawlinson, said: “Each September, we welcome students from a variety of different backgrounds and cultures and strive to help them to integrate with our UK students.

“We hope this competition will help the students to put themselves into someone else’s shoes and embrace what these different cultures can offer.”
The closing date for the competition is May 10.

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