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equality & diversity, race

Inspired by the African Caribbean Medical Association…

Posted on 6 November 2017 by Paul Brennan

This weekend, I was privileged to attend the very enjoyable launch of ACMA, the African Caribbean Medical Association, an organisation set up by eight medical students from Cardiff University. With a strap line of Inspire – Aspire – Achieve, what’s not to like! Highlights of the day included: a very interesting talk from Yvonne Coghill
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R, Self Development, Teaching

Teaching R in Namibia – Day One

Posted on 13 June 2017 by Paul Brennan

As the sun rises in the bright blue sky, I can hear different birds, dogs barking and light traffic. The trees, cacti and the flowers brighten the generally brown landscape. I’m reflecting on yesterday’s teaching and the plans for today. I’ve come a long way to teach R, an open source statistical programming language at University
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Athena SWAN

Equality & Diversity Summer Reading

Posted on 15 July 2016 by Paul Brennan

For me, summer delights include freshly picked fruit and some time to read. Over the last six months, I’ve been organising various equality and diversity events. Here some of the interesting things I would like to suggest as summer reading on equality & diversity. Nothing academic – easy to read and maybe inspiring. Anybody like to add
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Athena SWAN

Is your University prepared for the new Athena SWAN Charter?

Posted on 9 June 2016 by Paul Brennan

Last week, I had the privilege of sitting on an Athena SWAN Assessment panel at the Equality Challenge Unit. The applicants were for an Award under the new Athena SWAN Charter. This encouraged me to think about the new Charter and how prepared Universities are for it.   The new Athena SWAN Charter is broader.
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