Events

On this page we list events relevant to Equality and Inclusion, whether at the University, such as those held by the Staff Networks, in the wider Leeds area, or beyond. Know of an event which you think should be listed? Contact equality@leeds.ac.uk to let us know, and we can add it to our calendar.

For information on key religious dates, awareness raising dates, term dates and major national and international days of celebration or memorial, the Festivals and Events Calendar has been developed as a practical resource to use as a guide to support academic and wider event planning. Go to the Festivals and Events Calendar page.

Menopause 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. The next Meno-Pause for…

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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…
​International Women in Engineering Day is an “international awareness campaign to raise the profile of women in engineering and focuses attention on the amazing career opportunities available to girls in this exciting industry”.
In the centenary year of the Women’s Engineering Society, Professor Graeme Gooday explores not only how and why the Society came into being, but looks back even further to reveal women’s crucial role in the electrification of Victorian Britain. For more information, please visit the event booking website or contact Inga Kobzeva.
Windrush Day was introduced in 2018, on the 70th anniversary of the landing of the first Caribbean migrants, for the purpose of “encouraging communities across the country to celebrate the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants.” Taking place on 22 June, the day when around 500 migrants from the Caribbean arrived in 1948…
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. Carers Leeds, who provide…
The monthly informal meeting for LGBT+ Staff Network members (and those potentially interested in joining/finding out more), outside of the Network’s more policy-focused meetings and/or larger social events. Colleagues are welcome to stay for as long or as short a time as they wish. Look out for the Starry Teapot.
With the Women at Leeds Network conference coming up later in June, we’ve decided that the June First Wednesday Club should just be a network lunch break – an opportunity to get out of the office and meet women from across the university. Members of the network committee will be around to share ideas about…
Come and visit Pepper the Labrador for some free cuddles, all in the aid of helping you de-stress and bring wellbeing to your day. These sessions are run by a volunteer of the charity Pets as Therapy.
If you are a carer for a family member or a friend who has an illness, disability or addiction, Carers Leeds offer confidential one-to-one appointments on campus.  The aim of these free, 30 minute appointments is to provide a wide range of practical advice, support and information to working carers.  More details about support for staff…
Alzheimer’s Society are raising awareness of dementia: “encouraging everyone to take action by starting a conversation; whether it’s calling a relative with dementia or visiting a neighbour, it’s time to start talking”. If you are a member of staff who also provides care for someone with dementia, a range of support is available, including Carers…