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Want to become a 'Face of Reading'?

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‘Faces of Reading' showcases the range and diversity of our University through the stories of our colleagues. The website currently has over 50 faces, and we need your help in expanding this.

Our focus is on showcasing the range of roles our University offers, the people who perform these roles and what it is like to be a part of our community. We are keen to hear from colleagues in the UK and overseas, no matter what role they perform or what career stage they are at. We want ‘Faces of Reading' to reflect the diversity of our community and the intersectionality (for example, sexual orientation and disability) that some colleagues represent.

If you would like to suggest yourself or a colleague as a ‘Face', please write to us at diversity@reading.ac.uk by 31 October 2020 stating:

  • your name or the name of the colleague (with their email address)
  • the role that you or the colleague performs at the University
  • in 100 words or less, why you/they should be ‘Face' of Reading

We will get back to you 30 November 2020 to let you know whether we are following up on your suggestion. Participation in this project is entirely voluntary and each ‘Face' chosen will have a final approval on their profile - nothing will be published without express written permission. 

‘Faces of Reading' aims to:

  • raise awareness amongst prospective employees and our own colleagues and students of the range of roles across the University.
  • reflect a range of ways an individual can work for us, including full-time, part-time, sessional, temporary/permanent/casual, and including examples of staff who have worked flexibly, and who have been with us through maternity, shared parental leave, or other caring responsibilities.
  • reflect that our workforce is diverse, including various protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010 - including gender, race and ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, faith and religion.
  • promote the University as an interesting, attractive and varied place to work.
  • help the University attract the widest range of diverse applicants for vacancies, and help the University achieve its targets for diversifying its workforce.

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