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Blog Category: Equality & Diversity

"Equality and Diversity" is a concept and a set of principles aimed at promoting fairness, inclusivity, and equal opportunities for all individuals, regardless of their background, characteristics, or circumstances.

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LGBT+ History Month 2024

LGBT+ History Month is back for 2024; every February, the UK celebrates LGBT+ History Month and this year’s theme is Medicine – #UnderTheScope. The theme celebrate LGBT+ people’s contribution to healthcare and medicine throughout history and in present day, including showcasing the work of LGBT+ healthcare staff during the pandemic whilst also considering the difficulties […]


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International Women’s Day 2023: Embrace Equity

This International Women’s Day, the theme is #EmbraceEquity, a campaign that aims to not only illustrate the differences between equity and equality but also to get people talking about why equal opportunities are not enough. As the International Women’s Day website states, “People start from different places, so true inclusion and belonging require equitable action”. […]


It’s World Mental Health Day!

Today, Monday 10 October, is World Mental Health Day; our mental health has never been more important, especially with all of the events of the last few years. Not only are we supporting Young Minds #HelloYellow campaign, with bake sales taking place in centre and all staff and students encouraged to wear yellow to show […]


The Pride Guide: Support For You During Pride Month

Supporting You This Pride Month This Pride month we want to shine a spotlight on YOU and how we as The College of Animal Welfare can support you. We want you to feel safe and comfortable being yourself while you’re a part of the CAW Family and we want to create resources that will help […]


Mental Health Awareness Week: Loneliness And How To Cope

We’ve talked a lot this week about loneliness and it’s link to social media and the ‘new normal’ but loneliness can be caused by a whole variety of things. To round up this Mental Health Awareness Week, we thought we’d talk about loneliness as a whole, what it can lead to and where you can […]


Buddy Up To Beat Loneliness: The Buddy Scheme at CAW

Loneliness and feelings of isolation have only become more prevalent in our everyday lives since the pandemic. This Mental Health Awareness Week we’re shining a spotlight on loneliness and how we can help combat these feelings and, in particular, what we as The College offer to help you. We have a whole range of resources […]


Social Media and Loneliness – The Rise and Fall of Our Wellbeing

Social media has become an intrinsic and for the most part unavoidable part of our society and has had an effect on everything from our livelihood to our mental health and wellbeing. As part of Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re going to look at the link between social media and loneliness and what we can […]


Mental Health Awareness Week: The ‘New Normal’ and Loneliness

The world has changed a lot in the past couple of years and it’s still changing even now. One of the biggest impacts of the pandemic and its lasting effects is without a doubt an increased sense of loneliness. This Mental Health Awareness Week, we’re going to be talking about how loneliness can affect all […]


Mental Health Awareness Week virtual drop in sessions for students and staff

This year’s theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is loneliness, so we thought what better way to acknowledge this theme than by getting together virtually to find out how we can support you? To make sure we can provide as much support as possible, we’ve arranged some virtual drop-in sessions over the course of this […]


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Autism Acceptance Week: 28 March – 3 April 2022

Autism is a lifelong disability which affects how people communicate and interact with the world. One in 100 people are on the autism spectrum, which means there are around 700,000 autistic adults and children in the UK today. How does Autism affect people? Autism can affect how people communicate with others, and how they deal […]