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Why women count in higher education
On International Women's Day 2022, UHR's Sophie Crouchman asks What does higher education actually look like for women today?

Cardiff tops Stonewall listings
With Cardiff University ranked highest amongst UK universities in the recently updated Stonewall listings of LGBT-inclusive organisations, we set out to find out how they did it.

Is the pay gap our problem?
10thNovember was equal pay day this year. This representsthe point in the year when women stop earning relative to men, writes Sophie Harris, Acting HR Director at SOAS. Nationwide, the pay gap currently stands at 14.1%.

Greetings from Stateside
The second blog from Rashmi Patel, Head of HR Operations at Nottingham Trent University, and winner of the UHR-CUPA Bursary, which enables attendance at the annual CUPA-HR Conference (recently held in Indianapolis) and also funds a study tour of US universities. Rashmi writes from Detroit, with an update on her thinking and learnings around her chosen theme of Building Inclusivity.

Building Inclusivity - What can we learn from the USA?
Earlier this year, UHR awarded the prestigious UHR-CUPA bursary 2018 to Rashmi Patel, Head of HR Operations at Nottingham Trent University. As the winner of the bursary Rashmi wins a place at the CUPA-HR conference in Indianapolis from 6 – 10 of October, as well as a number of study visits across the American mid-west. She will be exploring more about diversity and inclusion and HR best practice from our US counterparts. Here she talks about the focus of her study visit as she prepares to head out on the trip.

Equally Safe in Higher Education
Gender-based violence (GBV) has gained increasing national and international attention in recent years. Our latest blog is a thought-provoking piece written "in conversation" from Anni Donaldson and Alison Locke of The University of Strathclyde, considering the pioneering work taking place in Scotland on the issue.

7 ideas for narrowing your gender pay gap
It’s great to welcome back Sophie Harris of SOAS to the UHR blog, with an update on her recent US study tour and UHR Conference workshop

Addressing gender disparity in higher education governance
In the face of widespread evidence of gender inequality in higher education, universities need to take active steps to tackle under-representation of women in their governance, writes Patrick Glencross, a solicitor at law firm Cripps.

Inclusive Leadership and how to encourage this in the HE sector
Being new to the higher education sector I have been on the look out for good practice on inclusive leadership - and didn’t really come across much, writes Umar Zamman of Bishop Grosseteste University.

Gender Equality in the Boardroom
In the first of two blogs in honour of International Women’s Day, Alex Killick, Director of People at Glasgow Caledonian University, discusses gender equality in the workplace.

Gender Equality in the Bedroom
Lynn Killick, PhD research student at Edinburgh Napier University and Director at Sherpa, reflects on the division of labour at home and the impact this has on the working lives of both men and women.

Increasing Harassment Complaints in The HE Sector: Are You Ready?
Our partners at Pinsent Masons have observed a "spike" in the number of complaints of harassment being raised with Higher Education sector clients.



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