Celebrating Diversity

Celebrating Diversity

The misapplication of resilience- perspectives from international staff-student observations

The Online Etymology Dictionary defines resilience as with the following timelines “1620s, "act of rebounding or springing back," often of immaterial things, from Latin resiliens, present participle of resilire "to rebound, recoil," from re- "back" (see re-) + salire "to jump, leap" (see salient (adj.)). By 1824, the physical sciences field defined resilience as "elasticity, power of returning to original…

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Do international students understand or accept their role in inclusive partnerships?

According to the Universities UK, in 2020, 20.7% of the student population in the UK will be international. The figure below shows that international postgraduate students outnumber their undergraduate counterparts by three times. Since then, the numbers have grown to the largest ever recorded; the Universities UK opine that this…

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Sharing and Enhancing Inclusive Practice - our 2022 Symposium

The University of Aberdeen Annual Academic Development Symposium ‘Global Communities: Building Communities and Improving Collaboration’ in May 2022 was once again a huge success. This year, it was a genuinely hybrid event, with speakers and participants on-line and in person, with excellent colleague support to ensure that all were involved. …

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Shamanism and the New Age

As part of the greater Contemporary Spirituality umbrella, I ask if holding a space for the spiritually questing within an extremely inclusive Shamanic practice would be welcomed?

Sha'Yo Lai, a 21st Century Crone

In the spirit of celebrating diversity, I believe that the answer is…

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