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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A message from LeedsDPO: We are inviting you to join us in celebrating Leeds Pride 2019 with the second year of LDPO’s Accessible and Inclusive Pride Picnic! This year it’s going to be bigger and better thanks to our friends at Leeds Pride 2019 who have funded the event. Come along to Golden Acre Park…
The next Leeds11 Network meeting will be taking place on 14 August 2019. Please email leeds11@leeds.ac.uk for further details.
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…
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…
Details of our involvement with Leeds Pride 2019 have been confirmed! We’re partnering with Building Equality again this year to appear at the Pride event, joining the parade to support the LGBT+ communities of Leeds. March with companies from across the industry. Together we will continue to demonstrate diversity and inclusivity throughout our organisations, and…
World Breastfeeding Week (WBW) is a global campaign intended to raise awareness and encourage support and protection for breastfeeding. The University campus is entirely breastfeeding friendly and there are no restrictions on bottle or breastfeeding at the University. Our Bottle, Breastfeeding and Well-being Facilities page provides information on the University’s relevant policies and the spaces…
Space to stop meetings are for anyone interested in mindfulness and meditation at work. Each meeting will generally include 2 guided mindfulness and/or meditation activities. You can attend as many or few of these as you like; it does not matter what level of experience you have (if any). We begin the meetings a few…
The next Leeds11 Network meeting will be taking place on 24 July 2019. Please email leeds11@leeds.ac.uk for further details.
14 July is International Non-Binary Day and Non-Binary Leeds will be hosting an afternoon at Leeds City Museum from 12 to 4pm in the Thorsby Room. The event will involve crafts, board games as well as the launch of our non-binary history zine which will be accompanied by short talks and speeches by – Cllr…
UK Black Pride is Europe’s largest celebration for BME people who identify as LGBT+. The event was created as 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 education, the arts,…