This free course was written by Liz Smith, with contributions from Ayesha Peeran, Emma Laws, Julie Boak and Jennifer Adamson from The Open University Careers and Employability Services.
Critical review of the course was by Roberta Davies, EDI Learning and Development Officer and Khadija Patel, Partnerships Manager, The Open University.
With special thanks to Asif Sadiq, Craig Pemblington, Mark Ealing, Sophie Washington and Yusuf Nagdi for sharing their knowledge and experience of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
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Course image: Prostock-Studio; Getty Images
1: Defining diversity and inclusion: photograph Prostock-Studio; Getty Images
1.1: Different diversity characteristics: photograph wildpixel; Getty Images
1.2: The importance of an inclusive workplace: photograph NanoStockk; Getty Images
3: Benefits of diversity and inclusion in the workplace: Jacob Ammentorp Lund; Getty Images
3.2: Diversity and social responsibility: metamorworks; Getty Images
Video 3: What Is the Equality Act?: courtesy of tes; https://www.tes.com/
Video 4: Why is Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) important in the workplace? Courtesy iHASCO Limited
Video 6: Social Responsibility Tips All Businesses Need to Know: courtesy of Jotform
Video 7: Inclusion Drives Innovation at JPL: NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
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