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. The Equality and Inclusion Calendar is a practical resource highlighting the main faith days observed or celebrated, key diversity days, awareness raising dates, public holidays and academic term dates.

UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event focused on the history of disabled people’s fight for equality and human rights.  UKDHM 2022 will take place from the evening of 16 November until Friday 16 December and the 2022 theme is Disability, Health and Well Being. The University is helping to mark the awareness month…

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UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event focused on the history of disabled people’s fight for equality and human rights.  UKDHM 2021 will take place from the evening of 18 November until Friday 18 December. The joint themes in 2021 are:  Disability and Hidden Impairment Disability Sex and Relationships The University is helping…
Inter Faith Week takes place from Sunday 14 – Sunday 21 November. It provides an opportunity to strengthen relationships and understanding between people of different faiths and beliefs. This awareness week intends to create increased understanding of the diversity of faith communities in the UK, and celebrate their contribution to society. Inter faith cooperation and…
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises World Mental Health Day as an opportunity “to raise global awareness of mental health issues and to stimulate advocacy”.  The World Federation for Mental Health has announced this year’s theme as  ‘Mental Health in an Unequal World. Mind have a range of resources to help you learn about mental health…
Learn, acknowledge and celebrate Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic cultures! Leeds11, partners and friends are proud to bring you their celebratory programme for Black History Month 2021. The programme of events looks to bring everyone on a collective journey of insight. Understanding into the wonderful achievements and success of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people….
To mark National Inclusion Week 2021 the University of Leeds Chronic Pain & Fatigue Staff and PGR Network are hosting a workshop to discuss good practice for supporting colleagues with long covid and other chronic fatigue conditions. This informal seminar will comprise three short sessions in which we will hear from a former member of…
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…
National Inclusion Week is designed to celebrate everyday inclusion in all its forms and promoting the importance of equality in the workplace. The theme for 2021 is about unity #UnitedForInclusion. Programme of events Creating the best City through inclusion Supporting Staff with Long Covid and other chronic fatigue conditions Picture a Scientist LinkedIn Learning courses…
South Asian Heritage Month is an awareness month that runs from 18 July to 17 August every year.  It had its inaugural year in 2020.  It’s aim is to raise the profile of British South Asian heritage and history in the UK through education, arts, culture and commemoration.  The ultimate goal is to support people…
UK Black Pride (UKBP) is a Black gay pride event that has taken place since 2005 in London. It is Europe’s largest celebration for African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Latin American and Caribbean people. Celebrating lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) people and attracting nearly 8,000 annually. It was founded by Phyllis Akua Opoku-Gyimah, also…
June 22nd 2021 marks the fourth national Windrush Day. Marking 73 years since the first Caribbean migrants arrived to the UK. To help re-build Britain after the Second World War. Windrush Day is an observed day (not a bank holiday). Introduced in June 2018 on the 70th anniversary of the Windrush migration. It was instituted…