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.

The next Meno-Pause for Thought Café dates have been arranged throughout 2020. These are informal café meet ups providing opportunity for discussion and peer support. We plan to spend the first 15 minutes of each café discussing a relevant theme or resource before we move to tea, chat and peer support. All staff are welcome….
The LGBT+ Staff Network and Equality Policy Unit have been working on a collaborative ‘Digital Pride’, which will be launched during the week of 17 August. This virtual celebration aims to bring you a range of online content, including LGBT+ book and film lists, online discussions and signposting to support and resources. Further detail will…
A new regular informal meet-up for Trans, Non-binary and Intersex staff and PGR students. This will take place online using Microsoft Teams. For further information, including how to join the meeting, please email: trans@leeds.ac.uk

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Binna Kandola Senior Partner, Pearn Kandola LLP ‘Racism at Work’ Over the past 50 years there have been remarkable changes in people’s racial attitudes on race. Generally speaking as a society we are more open, liberal and tolerant. Whilst changes like this should never be taken for granted, we need to be careful not to take…
The speaker will be Dr Kate Pangbourne. Kate (52) is a University Academic Fellow in the Institute for Transport Studies. She has an MA (Hons) in Philosophy with English Literature from University of Edinburgh (1988), an MSc in Sustainable Rural Development from University of Aberdeen (2003) and a geography PhD investigating Scottish transport governance (2010),…
Winter Starlight Unity Lunch Join us to mark the end of term and the winter holidays at our next unity lunch. Our aim is to celebrate diversity and promote unity on campus. Room UG.09 Great Hall, Tuesday 5th December, 12th noon to 2pm
Enjoy some time out, with some happy treats and unifying chat – all welcome! For more information go to the Unity Events facebook page or contact Farhat Yaqoob  
Friday 3rd November from 6pm onwards at The Emmanuel Centre Join us at the Chaplaincy for a unity social.  We’ll be gathering at 6pm for hot chocolate and biscuits before walking together to the Hyde Park Fireworks at 7pm. Wrap up warm. All welcome!  
ECR2P Film Series: Paragraph 175 Introduced by: Professor Dr Kaisa Hinkkainen About the ECR2P Film Series: Every fortnight (on Tuesdays from 5 to 7:30pm), a fictional film or documentary related to human protection will be shown. It will be introduced by a POLIS staff member who will also facilitate a post-screening discussion. Screenings are free…
The Equality and Inclusion comittee and the Faculty of Biological Sciences warmly invite you to participate in a Panel Networking event to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of Black History Month. The event would promote a debate around the questions: is the UK scientific community racially biased? is it history or we need a reality check?…
Carers Leeds are offering confidential 1:1 appointments on campus to discuss caring issues with staff on Wednesday 18 October.  The aim of these free, 30 minute appointments is to provide a wide range of practical advice, support and information to working carers.  Carers Leeds is a registered charity and Carerstrust network partner. To book your appointment,…