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….
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

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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…
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…
National Coming Out Day (NCOD) is an annual LGBT awareness day observed on October 11.
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.
With Professor Pippa Chapman (Head of the Graduate School, Faculty of Environment) and a panel of postgraduate researchers. Hear others’ experiences and top tips, and make connections across the university. Please book your place in advance on eventbrite.com. Particularly relevant for postgraduate researchers in any academic subject, and anyone who works with them in any…
A month of events focusing on the nationwide celebration of Black History, Arts and Culture in the UK. Breaking Boundaries in STEM: Innovation and Diversity – How to be visible and succeed in your STEM career Date: Wednesday 09 October, 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm Location: Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 17 (7.17) About: Breaking Boundaries…
Bi Visibility Day is marked to highlight the challenges faced by Bi people & to bring visibility to the Bi community. The LGBT+ Staff Network will be providing materials about an upcoming event at Leeds Beckett on their table at the Diversity Cafe today, running 11am-1pm.
OUR FULL PROGRAMME HAS BEEN ANNOUNCED! Our 2019 schedule is available as a PDF booklet, you can use the online booking page*, and you can also see the full details below for all of the many events being held to celebrate 2019’s National Inclusion Week. We hope you’ll join us! *Climbing Wall Taster Sessions need…