Disability

The annual observance of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities was proclaimed in 1992, by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 47/3. It aims to promote the rights and well-being of persons with disabilities in all spheres of society and development, and to increase awareness of the situation of persons with disabilities in every…
UKDHM in 2019 will focus on disabled leaders throughout history and their struggle for acceptance.  UKDHM will examine how the leaders of the Disabled People’s Movement managed to change the way disability was seen as a personal burden to a human rights issue through using the social model of disability from 1970 to the present…
OUR FULL PROGRAMME HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED! Our 2019 schedule is available as a PDF booklet, you can use the online booking page*, and you can also see the full details below for all of the many events being held to celebrate 2019’s National Inclusion Week. We hope you’ll join us! *Climbing Wall Taster Sessions need…
A message from Leeds Disabled People’s Organisation (LDPO): We are inviting you to join us in celebrating Leeds Pride 2019 with the second year of LDPO’s Accessible and Inclusive Pride Picnic! This year it’s going to be bigger and better thanks to our friends at Leeds Pride 2019 who have funded the event. Come along…
Members of the Equality Policy Team will be at the Information Fair, providing materials and advice on equality and inclusion matters at the University. We’ll provide leaflets on such EPU-led initiatives as the Leeds Gender Framework (including the University’s Athena SWAN submissions), services including Mediation and Carers Leeds appointments, peer support within the University from…
The Mental Health Foundation are focusing on body image for their Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 event. If you’re dealing with a mental health issue, the University offers a range of services to support students and staff (such as those provided by the Occupational Health Service), including counselling, workshops and a dedicated staff network. Support is…
Deaf Awareness Week is 6-12 May 2019. The theme of Deaf Awareness Week this year is ‘Celebrating role models’. Deaf Awareness Week aims to promote the positive aspects of deafness, promote social inclusion and raise awareness of the huge range of local organisations that support deaf people and their family and friends.
A public lecture by Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE Wednesday, 27 June 2018 3.15-4.30pm Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall, University of Leeds Physicist, engineer and TV presenter, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, presents her remarkable personal story, journeying from a disadvantaged background and overcoming her dyslexia to gain a PhD in mechanical engineering from Imperial College, to becoming…