Inclusion Week - Many voices, one university

Inclusion Week - Many voices, one university

There will be a packed schedule of events taking place on campus as part of Inclusion Week. Beginning on Monday 4 March, there will be opportunities to hear inspiring talks, get tips on achieving your goals, and to let us know what inclusion means to you and how we can improve. 

Our key note speaker will be Charlie Martin.  Charlie Martin’s personal story of triumph over adversity shows just how hard she has worked to fight for her beliefs. Having known she identified as female from as young as 7 years old, Charlie has overcome a great deal in her life, entering motorsport with no family history or backing, just a diehard determination to reach the top. From humble beginnings she began transition in 2012 before following her ambition to contest a round of the French hillclimb championship in 2014. Returning to the UK in 2018 to begin a full season of circuit racing in the Ginetta GT5 Challenge, she took the brave step of coming out as transgender within motorsport with the aim of improving LGBT visibility and acceptance within the sport she loves. 3 class podiums quickly followed.  With her sights set squarely on the greatest race in the world, Charlie is now embarking on the ambition of a lifetime and a chance to make history as she begins her journey to Le Mans.  Charlie will talk on Wednesday 6 March at 10am in the Linklater Rooms and will also facilitate a table discussion following the talk.

There will be a session on Unconscious Bias, mindfulness workshops, Learn Basic British Sign Language, Supporting Staff and Students with hearing impairments and an Around the World in Many Faiths event.  There will be the opportunity to participate in an accessible sports day and find out more about our equality networks. 

Further information from Janine Chalmers, Equality and Diversity Advisor, Janine.chalmers@abdn.ac.uk or 01224 273883

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