Additional EDI Resources

Below are a range of resources we have brought together to support individuals and teams in developing and implementing equality, diversity and inclusion strategies. We have tried to do this within protected characteristics themes. In the first instance it is worth ensuring you have reviewed UoL E&I Unit resources pages.


EPSRC funded EDI Resource Pack includes;

  • BME (Black and Minority Ethnic). This is the term used by the University of Nottingham, elsewhere you will see BAME (Black, Asian, and minority ethnic). We recognise these abbreviations are contested, and neither offer the full diversity of the people they represent.
  • Race, including supporting Black, Asian, and minority ethnic students during the coronavirus pandemic, and the white elephant in the room.

See Youtube resources:

  • Micro-aggression: How microaggressions are like mosquito bites; Same Difference.
  • Where are you from? The Game. Yeah, but where are you really from?
  • White Fragility: University of Washington professor Dr. Robin DiAngelo reads from her book “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” explains the phenomenon, and discusses how white people can develop their capacity to engage more constructively across race.


It is worth reading this Article in Higher Education · October 2020

  • Neorodiversity_HE_Published_Paper: Neurodiversity in Higher Education; a narrative synthesis. This paper draws together a corpus of international literature on how neurodiverse students experience higher education and the ways in which higher education institutions respond to the cluster of neurodiverse conditions.

EPSRC funded EDI Resource Pack includes;

  • Disability, including understanding and anticipating reasonable adjustments, and a guide to best practice in supporting higher education students on the autism spectrum.

See the Neurodiversity Hub resource page for both staff and student resources specific to universities, including downloadable videos, handouts, tips sheets and much more. They also have a range of life skills courses for neurodivergent students on their learning platform

The Education and Training Foundations  has a useful article on Supporting SEND learners by taking a neurodiversity approach, which includes taking a diversity rather than disability perspective.


EPSRC funded EDI Resource Pack includes;

  • LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender, plus). This is the term used by the University of Nottingham, elsewhere you might see the addition of Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, Ally, Pansexual, Agender, Gender Queer and others). As with above we recognise the abbreviation is contested, and does not offer the full diversity of the people represented.
  • Transgender staff and transgender students, including guidance to increase understanding and awareness of gender identity, and TransEDU open-access resources, guidance and training materials on supporting trans applicants, students and staff in HE and FE.



See LinkedIN Learning materials;


  • 7 Strategies for Better Male Allyship to Women in the Workplace (published in Training Industry). Seven actionable gender ally strategies to help men show up interpersonally as a better colleague and friend to women while also committing themselves to be a public ally, willing to put some skin in the game and advocate for systemic change.


  • The EPSRC funded project Northern Power Inclusion Matters was initiated to help shape an actively inclusive culture in the Engineering and Physical Sciences (EPS) community in the North of England, to support, drive and sustain greater equality for all, including people of different genders, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and disabilities. They have produced a platform of resources specific. Please ‘LOG IN AS A GUEST’.
  • PearnKandola have a fabulous range of webinars covering topics such as Race and Racism, LGBT+, Discrimination and Exclusion, Mental Health and Wellbeing, and Gender Stereotyping and Micro-incivilities. To access these you simply have to register by entering your work information; name, company, job title and email.


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