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EIU Newsletter December 2021


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News and updates
In case you missed it
Awareness and religious dates 
Support and services

News and updates

Best Wishes from the EIU team

The EIU wishes everyone a wonderful winter break and a happy start to 2022. We look forward to working with you over the next year. 

Equality and Inclusion Calendar 2022

The calendar highlights key diversity days, including the faith days, awareness dates and important dates for the University. It is a guide to support timetabling, work scheduling and event planning to help ensure that we provide an inclusive environment which enables our students, staff and visitors to participate in significant celebration and/or remembrance events.

The Equality and Inclusion Calendar is available as a PDF and ICS file format for importing into a calendar format of your choice (including Outlook and Google).

Equality and Inclusion Calendar 2022 (PDF)
Equality and Inclusion Calendar 2022 (ICS)

In case you missed it

UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) 2021

UK Disability History Month 2021 ends Saturday 18 December. See the list of events taking place and the support available for our disabled staff and students on the UKDHM event webpage.

Awareness and religious dates 

December 2021

18 Nov-18 Dec - UK Disability History Month
28 Nov-6 Dec
- Hannukah - Judaism
8 Dec - Bodhi Day - Buddhist
24 Dec -
 Christmas Eve - Christianity
25 Dec - Christmas Day - Christianity

January 2022

5 Jan - Birthday of Guru Gobindh Singh - Sikhism
6 Jan - Epiphany - Christianity
18 Jan - Mahayana New Year - Buddhism
27 Jan Holocaust Memorial Day

Support and services

Meno-Pause for Thought Café

Meno-Pause for Thought Cafés are informal meet-ups hosted monthly on Teams, which create time and a safe, respectful, and confidential space to discuss the menopause. The cafés are open to everyone irrespective of age or gender and no one is advised to follow any particular course of action in them. 

Next session: Tuesday 14 December 12:00 – 13:00. To book your place visit the Meno-Pause for Thought Café Eventbrite webpage.


Staff Networks

Staff peer support networks are organised by staff for staff, providing a safe space for colleagues to reach out to others within the University who identify with a protected group or who have specific interests. They provide a safe, welcoming and practical platform, where exchanging information, generating and sharing views and new ideas can be expressed in an informal environment. The networks enable peer support, networking opportunities and social activities. Current staff networks are as follows:

Chronic Pain and Fatigue Network

Leeds11 Network

LGBT+ Staff Network

Muslim Staff Network

Women at Leeds Network 

We hope you find this newsletter useful. We welcome your feedback. Please email us with any comments or suggestions for future newsletter items.