Equality, diversity and inclusion

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Anti-Fat Bias and Weight Stigma

Research from 2018 in the UK shows more than four in five UK adults believe people in larger bodies are viewed negatively because of their size and 62% Britons think people are likely to discriminate against someone in a larger body. This is higher than other forms of discrimination, including 'race'/ethnicity (60%), sexual orientation (56%) or gender (40%).
In collaboration with the Faculty of Health, the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team have launched a new EDI Toolkit on 'Anti-Fat Bias and Weight Stigma' for staff and students. This interactive toolkit aims to educate, entertain and inform our community about the harmful impact of anti-fat bias, weight stigma and diet culture through podcasts, academic articles, films and advice. 

<p>Yoga pose</p>

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Refugee Week

Refugee Week is a UK-wide festival celebrating the contributions, creativity and resilience of refugees and people seeking sanctuary. Through a programme of arts, cultural, sports and educational events alongside media and creative campaigns, Refugee Week enables people from different backgrounds to connect beyond labels, as well as encouraging understanding of why people are displaced, and the challenges they face when seeking safety. 
  • The theme of Refugee Week 2022 is Healing.
This year we have a packed schedule of engaging events, open days and activities, hosted by a network of communities across the city. Kicking off the festivities as usual will be the Plymouth Hope Festival – where sports, dance, fashion and food from around the world attract thousands of visitors every year.
Our events run from 18–24 June 2022.

<p>Hands illustration for Refugee Week</p>

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