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…
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…
Black History Month presents us all with an opportunity to learn, acknowledge and celebrate Black and Minority Ethnic cultures and Leeds11, Partners and Friends are very proud to be bringing you their celebratory programme for Black History Month 2021. The programme of events looks to bring students and staff on a collective journey of insight…

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International Non-Binary People’s Day is on 14 July. It takes place on this date because it falls exactly halfway between International Women’s Day (8 March) and International Men’s Day (19 November). The day aims to celebrate the wide range of people worldwide who identify as non-binary and to raise awareness about issues that non-binary people…
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
UK Black Pride is Europe’s largest celebration for LGBTQ people of African, Asian, Caribbean, Middle Eastern and Latin American descent. The annual event creates a safe space to celebrate diverse sexualities, gender identities, cultures, gender expressions and backgrounds, while also fostering, representing and celebrating Black LGBTQ and QTIPOC (Queer, Transgender and Intersex People of Colour) culture through…
Windrush Day was introduced on 22 June 2018, on the 70th anniversary of the date when hundreds of passengers from the Caribbean arrived to the UK aboard the MV Empire Windrush. Windrush Day is intended to recognise and honour the significant contributions of the Windrush Generation to British social, cultural and political life. Get involved…
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
  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
The Breaking Boundaries in STEM events are aimed at inspiring Undergraduate, Masters and PhD students from under-represented groups to undertake careers in STEM and further their leadership ambitions. Join us to hear inspirational stories from our panellists on imposter syndrome. The panel have experience being first in the family to enter University, studying BTECs/Foundation degree…
Thank you for making LGBT+ History Month a success! Thank you to all our staff and students who helped make LGBT+ History Month events a success. Below you can read a summary of the events that took place. We saw over 70 staff and students in attendance across seven events. 95% of those were satisfied…
Every year, The University of Leeds partnership with Leeds University Union (LUU) to celebrate our global campus through the World Unite Festival, with a week full of events, talks and performances. Headline events to suit all tastes are scheduled to run between Monday 9 and Sunday 15 March. They include: a global night market a…
International Women’s Day Event We will be hearing from women of all backgrounds, races, seniority and there will be plenty opportunity for discussion and audience interaction. Please note this event is open to all staff & students at The University of Leeds. KEYNOTE: Prof Pippa Chapman, Chair in Biogeochemistry (School of Geography). ‘My journey to…