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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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Neurodiversity Celebration Week #NeurodiversityCelebrationWeek

“We should celebrate neurodiversity – the world would be poorer and life duller if we were all the same.” Neil Milliken Did you know that this week (21-27 March 2022) is Neurodiversity Celebration Week? A week-long event designed to help people learn more about neurodiversity, and for neurodiverse students to develop a more positive perception […]


Gender inclusive language – Embedding a Culture of Diversity

At The College of Animal Welfare, we are fortunate to have an active and inspiring focus group called ‘Be the Change – Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity’ which is made up of staff and students who are inspiring to strengthen our drive to continually nurture togetherness and enable all without exception.  We welcome and value their […]


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Pregnancy in Veterinary Practice: Information, Advice & Guidance

If you’re pregnant or planning to start a family soon, you may well be wondering how your pregnancy will affect your life in practice. From telling your employer and understanding your legal rights, to planning for maternity leave and keeping your clinical skills up-to-date – there is lots to think about and this can be […]


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Vicki Nielsen joins British Veterinary LGBT+ committee

We’re delighted to say that one of our staff members, Vicki Nielsen, has joined the British Veterinary LGBT+ committee as one of their Veterinary Nursing Representatives! The British Veterinary LGBT+ Society is made up of people from all over the veterinary industry. The group develops LGBT+ networks, provides sources of help and support, creates resources […]


Standing together during difficult times

Looking after one another has never been more crucial. You may be feeling the pressures of working or studying whilst trying to maintain a positive balance at home. There may be anxieties over the pandemic as restrictions ease and concerns over vulnerable loved ones during this time. There may be sadness or anger over the […]


Interview with Cheryl Humphreys, Dog Grooming Tutor – Disability Awareness

Cheryl Humphreys works at The College of Animal Welfare, teaching on the Level 2 and 3 Dog Grooming courses. In light of April being National Disability Month, Cheryl wanted to share her experience with deafness in order to raise awareness. Read below for her interview: Can you tell us a bit about what you do […]


Suicide awareness and prevention

Suicide Awareness and Prevention: Supporting Yourself and Others

In the UK and Ireland alone, over 6,000 people died by suicide in 2018.* If you’re feeling like you want to die, it’s important to reach out for help in any way you feel comfortable doing so. It’s crucial to remember that you don’t need to struggle with difficult feelings alone; help and support is […]


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9 Ways to Start a Conversation about Mental Health

Today is Time to Talk Day. Talking has the power to change lives… Mental health problems affect one in four of us, yet too many people are made to feel isolated, ashamed and worthless because of this. But the good news is that this is changing, slowly… Taking about mental health can feel awkward. Knowing […]


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3 Ways to Make Your Workplace More Inclusive for People with Disabilities

According to government data, 19% of working age adults are disabled. As an employer, manager or team leader, it is your responsibility to ensure that employees feel comfortable in the workplace. Read on to find out what you can do to make your workplace more inclusive to people with disabilities. Improve Workplace Accessibility Creating an […]


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How to Manage and Prevent Workplace Bullying

It’s a common misconception that bullying only occurs during school years. However this is not the case, instances of workplace bullying are more frequent than you might expect. According to a YouGov Poll about bullying in the workplace, 29% of people in the UK have experienced workplace bullying. What’s more – in 72% of reported […]