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.

Rachel Murphy (HR Lead for Autism) will be delivering this Autism Awareness training session, which is available to ​all HR ​staff. The training session will be tailored specifically to HR staff ​at the University of Leeds. To book your place and to find out more details, please visit the HR Hub If you have any further…
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….
February is LGBT+ History Month, and the theme for 2020 is “Poetry, Prose and Plays”. Did you know? LGBT+ History Month is a month-long annual focus on LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi, and trans) + history, and the history of the gay rights and related civil rights movements. Interested in sexual orientation laws across the world?…
Rachel Murphy (HR Lead for Autism) will be delivering this Autism Awareness training session, which is available to ​all HR ​staff. The training session will be tailored specifically to HR staff ​at the University of Leeds. To book your place and to find out more details, please visit the HR Hub If you have any further…

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World Menopause Day – Friday 18th October The menopause and its potential impact is one of the last health taboos and the management of gender-specific health issues other than pregnancy are rarely discussed in the workplace. A working group from the Faculty of Medicine and Health, in collaboration with Health and wellbeing services, welcome all staff…
A new regular informal meet-up for Trans, Non-binary and Intersex people. For full information, including details of the location, please email: trans@leeds.ac.uk or contact the Network. PGRs are welcome to attend.
An outstanding panel of three stellar writers with Jamaican roots – Sara Collins (The Confessions of Frannie Langton), Colin Grant (Bageye at the Wheel) and Hannah Lowe (Long Time, No See) – in conversation with Dawn Cameron. How do they capture a spectrum of Jamaican narratives and characters, from saints to sinners and everything between?…
National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an annual LGBT awareness day observed on October 11.
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, 40 minute appointments is to provide a wide range of practical advice, support and information to working carers.  More details about support for…
Are you… an LGBT+ parent? an LGBT+ person thinking about building a family? confused about what rights and entitlements LGBT+ parents have at the University of Leeds? concerned about coming out as an LGBT+ parent at the University of Leeds? interested in learning more about how you can support your LGBT+ parent colleagues at the…
Since 1992, the World Federation for Mental Health has recognised World Mental Health Day on 10 October, as an opportunity “to raise global awareness of mental health issues and to stimulate advocacy”. This year the theme is Suicide Prevention. As stated by the President of WFMH, Alberto Trimboli, “[s]uicide is a global public health problem…
Breaking Boundaries in STEM returns to celebrate Ada Lovelace Day and Black History Month. All students and staff are invited to attend the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences next event in the series on Innovation and Diversity: How to be visible and succeed in your STEM career. The Breaking Boundaries in STEM events are…
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.