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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Reflections on the First Year as President of the Supreme Court THE RT HON THE BARONESS HALE OF RICHMOND DBE 5.30pm Registration and Refreshments 6pm       Speech by the Rt Hon Baroness Hale 7pm       Q&A followed by a drinks reception and networking The Temple Women’s Forum North and the School of Law is delighted to welcome…
University of Leeds in collaboration with Leeds University Union and Leeds Beckett University The University is joining in with the celebrations of National Inclusion Week for the second year in a row to raise awareness of the wide range of initiatives we have on offer and to celebrate our distinctively international and diverse staff and student…
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 Tuesday 18 September.  The aim of these free, 30 minute appointments is to provide a wide range of practical advice, support and information to working carers.  More…
Lunchtime Panel Event Lunch from 12.30pm, presentations 1- 2.30pm. The University invites all staff and students to a lunchtime panel event to celebrate the first International Day of LGBT+ people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM.) The programme comprises a mix of staff and student ‘lightning’ presentations and Q&A on their research and experience…
Carer’s Leeds visit the University once per month to offer free, one to one, confidential 30 minute appointments to staff who are working carers.  On  Wednesday 27 June there will be appointments for staff members who are caring for a family member or friend who has an illness, disability or substance misuse problem. Anyone interested should…
A public lecture by Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, on Wednesday, 27 June 2018, at 3.15-4.30pm, in the Clothworkers’ Centenary Concert Hall, University of Leeds Physicist, engineer and TV presenter, Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE, presents her remarkable personal story, journeying from a disadvantaged background and overcoming her dyslexia to gain a PhD in mechanical engineering from…
Carer’s Leeds visit the University once per month to offer free, one to one, confidential 30 minute appointments to staff who are working carers.  On Thursday 17 May there will be appointments for staff members who are caring for a family member or friend who has an illness, disability or substance misuse problem. Anyone interested should…
The Islamic month of Ramadan is nearly upon us, from around 15 May – 14 June.  The exact dates might vary depending on the moon sightings based on the lunar calendar. Farhat Yaqoob, Muslim Student Adviser, is running a pre-Ramadan session to help explain the spirit of the month, what it means for Muslims, some…
Unity Events have organised a Team Unity walk around campus, visiting different sites and sharing conversations.  There will be fun challenges and will end with lunch, so bring food with you.  
Leonard Matlovich: Gay Rights Hero? A lecture by Professor Simon Hall. “In 1975 Leonard Matlovich, a decorated Vietnam Veteran and Air Force Sergeant came out publicly in order to challenge the U.S. military’s blanket ban on gay service personnel. Championed enthusiastically by influential figures in the gay rights movement, the Matlovich campaign caused profound discomfort…