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.

A poignant and uplifting tribute to the lives, journeys and stories of pioneering Jamaicans no longer with us who settled in Leeds during the 1940’s-60’s. Traditionally their funeral programmes, photos capturing the hopes and dreams of younger days and eulogies tell a singular life story. Curated by Susan Pitter, bringing them together for Eulogy tells…
Europe’s longest running authentic Caribbean Carnival parade of mas, music, culture and harmony.
Trans Pride Leeds (TPL) will be holding an AGM on Monday 2nd September 2019, 6:30pm – 9pm at Yorkshire Mesmac. This AGM will be primarily to elect members of the committee going forwards for organising Trans Pride Leeds 2020. The committee will consist of 7 roles, listed on our website – link below – which…
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.
Start the month with … Professor Julia Bennell, Leeds University Business School. Please join Women@Leeds Network for our first event of the new academic year on Wednesday September 4th, 1-2 pm, in Roger Stevens Lecture Theatre 11. This event is free to attend but please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womenleeds-network-start-the-month-with-professor-julia-bennell-tickets-67984015019
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…
Created and run by Inclusive Employers, National Inclusion Week is an annual opportunity to raise awareness of inclusion in the workplace. We will be updating this event with listings as they are confirmed.
A month of events focusing on the nationwide celebration of Black History, Arts and Culture in the UK.
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…
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…
LGBT+ Role Model Heather Swinsco is leading on putting together an event on LGBT Parenting to coincide with National Coming Out Day. If you’d like to be a speaker at the event, please get in touch with either Heather (H.Swinsco@leeds.ac.uk) or the LGBT+ Staff Network. Details will be listed here as they are confirmed.
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.
World Menopause Day 2019 is designated 18 October by the International Menopause Society in collaboration with the World Health Organization.
For their 2019 event, UKDHM will be focusing on “disabled leaders throughout history and their struggle for acceptance. UKDHM will examine how the leaders of the disabled peoples movement managed to change the way disability was seen as a personal burden to a human rights issue through using the social model of disability from 1970…

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This month, the regular Informal Drop-in Session coincides with National Day for Staff Networks, so look out for the starry teapot in the Ziff Café on Wednesday, 8th May. LGBT+ Staff Network members (and those potentially interested in joining/finding out more) have the opportunity to meet up informally, outside of the Network’s more policy-focused meetings…
Celebrating staff networks as a source of support and engagement. The LGBT+ Staff Network are holding one of their regular Informal Drop-in Sessions to coincide with the date – look out for the starry teapot! You can also find out more about the University of Leeds staff networks for protected characteristics here.
Deaf Awareness Week aims to promote the positive aspects of deafness, promote social inclusion and raise awareness of the huge range of local organisations that support deaf people and their family and friends.
‘Getting promoted: Tips and tricks’ Have you ever thought about or tried getting a promotion? Do you feel you don’t know where to go to for information and advice? Are you working towards a promotion and want to speed up the process? Do you feel that promotion routes are not clear for you? Well, you…
Join us in 4.18 Civil Engineering to take part in an online webinar on menopause. Women over the age of 50 are now the fastest growing group of workers. But talking about the menopause is still seen as a taboo subject. In this webinar Beki Trimble and Rebecca Batt, union reps at Bristol City Council,…
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, 30 minute appointments is to provide a wide range of practical advice, support and information to working carers.  More details about support for staff…
Faculty of Medicine and Health: Wednesday 6 March in University House, Great Woodhouse Suite from 9.30am until 1pm followed by lunch and networking  This year the Faculty of Medicine and Health will celebrate International Women’s Day with a morning of presentations by speakers including: Professor Sue Pavitt, School of Dentistry and MS Society’s ‘Most Inspirational’ award…
Sanctuary Followed by Q&A with Director Len Collin, Professor Gerard Quinn (University of Leeds) and representatives from CHANGE, Leeds. You are warmly invited to the International Day of Disabled Persons screening of Sanctuary, taking place at Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds on3 December from 17.30.The screening has been organised by the Centre for Disability Studies…
If you are a carer for a family member or a friend who has an illness, disability or addiction, Carers Leeds are offering confidential 1:1 appointments on campus on Wednesday 24 October.  The aim of these free, 30 minute appointments is to provide a wide range of practical advice, support and information to working carers.  More details…
To raise awareness about the menopause and the workplace support available to help manage menopausal symptoms, the Faculty of Medicine and Health has arranged a series of information sessions for staff. The menopause and its impact is one of the last health taboos and the management of gender-specific health issues, other than pregnancy, are rarely…