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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This one-day Colloquium provides a forum for discussion on the theme of queer memorial culture as it relates to critically engaged social research at the nexus of sexual diversity and social inclusivity from international and transcultural perspectives. It is organised as part of the AHRC-funded research project Queer Memorials. This is the first major international research…
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBiT) is celebrated annually in over 130 countries on 17th May. The day is designed to raise awareness and acknowledge that while progress has been made, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people still face prejudice and discrimination across the world today. The University will be marking the…
CANCELLED. Unfortunately the session has been cancelled for the 16th May. The next session is scheduled to take place on 23rd May. 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…
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…
The Leeds Queer Film Festival 2019 is taking place at Woodhouse Community Centre from 9th to 12th May. For tickets, see the website.
This month, the regular Informal Drop-in Session coincides with National Day for Staff Networks, so look out for the starry teapot in the Ziff Café on Wednesday, 8th May. LGBT+ Staff Network members (and those potentially interested in joining/finding out more) have the opportunity to meet up informally, outside of the Network’s more policy-focused meetings…
Celebrating staff networks as a source of support and engagement. The LGBT+ Staff Network are holding one of their regular Informal Drop-in Sessions to coincide with the date – look out for the starry teapot! Find out more about the University of Leeds staff networks on the EPU webpages.
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.
‘Getting promoted: Tips and tricks’ Have you ever thought about or tried getting a promotion? Do you feel you don’t know where to go to for information and advice? Are you working towards a promotion and want to speed up the process? Do you feel that promotion routes are not clear for you? Well, you…
Join us in 4.18 Civil Engineering to take part in an online webinar on menopause. Women over the age of 50 are now the fastest growing group of workers. But talking about the menopause is still seen as a taboo subject. In this webinar Beki Trimble and Rebecca Batt, union reps at Bristol City Council,…