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Celebrate everyday inclusion in all its forms during this year’s National Inclusion Week (NIW) which takes place between 28 September – 4 October.
It’s a chance to share and promote inspiring inclusion practices and ideas.
The theme this year is Each One, Reach One, and focuses on the opportunities we all have to connect with other people.
In light of Covid-19 restrictions, this year all the University’s NIW events will be held online.
Details of our full programme are as follows:
Monday 28 September, 12-1pm – Accessible Document training
Laura York (EPU) will run an ‘Accessible Document Training’ session. This online session will explore why creating inclusive documents matters and the positive impact that improving your practice in this area can have.
Monday 28 September, 2-3pm – Presentation from the Chronic Pain & Fatigue Staff Network
Clare Coleman and Lucy Prodgers from the Chronic Pain & Fatigue Staff Network present a workshop on living with, and supporting colleagues who experience, chronic pain and fatigue.
Tuesday 29 September, 11 – 12pm – Pathways to BAME Leadership at the University of Leeds
This workshop will focus on pathways to leadership for BAME staff. It will be led by Professor Iyiola Solanke (Chair, Leeds 11), Professor Bobby Sayyid (Head, School of Social Policy) and Professor Steve Scott (UoL Lead, Race Action Plan). Participants will have a chance to share their experience of promotions and leadership, as well as hear about the institutional plans for improving BAME leadership at the University in the context of the Race at Work Charter and the Leeds Race Action Plan.
Tuesday 29 September, 12-1pm – Trans Informative session
Trans activist Saorsa-Amatheia Tweedale presents a ‘Trans informative session’. This will be aimed at anyone wishing to gain more information about the realities of trans lives, what barriers a trans person can face, and how to be a trans ally.
Tuesday 29 September, 1-3pm – Belonging at Leeds panel discussion
During this event, panellists will discuss what a sense of belonging means to them, their lived experiences, and tips for finding a sense of belonging at the University of Leeds.
This event is hosted by the Faculty of Engineering & Physical Sciences.
Wednesday 30 September, 12-1pm – Carers Leeds workshop
Madlen Sayar from Carers Leeds hosts an open session giving advice and details of support available to colleagues who have a range of caring responsibilities.
Wednesday 30 September, 1-1.30pm – Postural Awareness workshop
Postural Awareness workshop giving practical tips and advice on how to maintain good posture especially whilst working from home.
Wednesday 30 September, 1- 2:30 pm – Language in Equality and Inclusion: The Perspective of Students
This session will see a group of ‘BAME’ students discuss the term, its place in society going forward and their personal response to being classified as BAME.
Thursday 1 October, 12-2pm – Meno-pause for Thought Virtual Café
This event will particularly welcome staff who haven’t attended a Meno-pause for Thought Cafe before and would be interested in finding out more about supporting menopause at work.
Thursday 1 October, 2-3.15pm – Bringing Your Authentic Self to the University of Leeds webinar
A follow-up to the ‘Belonging at Leeds’ discussion, Nicola Neath (Staff Counselling & Psychological Support Services) will give a presentation on bringing your authentic self to work, and Bridgette Bewick (Leeds Institute for Teaching Excellence) will talk about fostering a sense of belonging.
Friday 2 October, 12-1pm – Chinese Name Pronunciation workshop
This workshop is led by a native Chinese-speaker Joyce Cai, who works at the Language Centre. Learn tips and strategies that will help you better pronounce the names of the Chinese students and colleagues.
Friday 2 October, 1-1:45pm – Accessible Yoga class
Accessible Yoga session run by colleagues from Sport & Physical Activity. Open to all abilities.
Picture a Scientist – Virtual screening accessible from 18:00 Friday 2 October until 18:00 Sunday 4 October
This feature-length documentary film chronicles the groundswell of researchers who are writing a new chapter for women scientists. A biologist, a chemist and a geologist lead viewers on a journey deep into their own experiences in the sciences, overcoming brutal harassment, institutional discrimination, and years of subtle slights to revolutionize the culture of science. From cramped laboratories to spectacular field sites, we also encounter scientific luminaries who provide new perspectives on how to make science itself more diverse, equitable, and open to all.
Registered attendees will receive a link and password and will be able to view the film at any point during the 72-hour screening window from Friday 2 October at 18:00 until Sunday 4 October 18:00.
This screening has been funded by Women@Leeds Network, Equality and Policy Unit, the Heising-Simons Foundation and the Central Yorkshire Section of the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Sunday, 4 October, 11am – Black History Walk in Leeds (SOLD OUT)
Heritage Corner are leading on Black History Walks in Leeds.
Update: Please note the 4 October date has now sold out, but an additional date for 10 October has just been announced.
You may also like to attend the following Leeds event as part of Leeds Digital Festival:
Wednesday 30th September at 13:00 – What Is Your City Doing To Be Inclusive?
This event will feature a panel of experts in inclusion, digital engagement and online learning and promises to be a fascinating and timely discussion. Given your interest in diversity and inclusion, I hoped the event might be of interest to you?
Find out more information on the event page.
Additional activities may be organised and this page will be updated accordingly.