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…
Learn, acknowledge and celebrate Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic cultures! Leeds11, partners and friends are proud to bring you their celebratory programme for Black History Month 2021. The programme of events looks to bring everyone on a collective journey of insight and understanding into the wonderful achievements and success of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME)…

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On Wednesday 20 November the University will mark Trans Day of Remembrance, a day to remember trans and non-binary people who have been murdered as a result of transphobia, and to raise awareness of transphobic violence worldwide.   This year marks the official 20th anniversary of Trans Day of Remembrance, which started in 1999. In…
The Temple Women’s Forum North and the School of Law welcomes Dame Julia Macur as she reflects on her experiences as the UK’s first female Senior Presiding Judge. Dame Julia Macur was called to the Bar in 1979 and was a practising barrister in the Midland and Oxford Circuit between 1979 and 2005. In 1998…
  A new regular informal meet-up for Trans, Non-binary and Intersex people. For full information, including details of the location, please email: trans@leeds.ac.uk or contact the Network. PGRs are welcome to attend.
Leading environmentalist Fazlun Khalid will talk about what is perhaps the greatest threat humanity faces today, namely climate change. The dangers we face from climate change are well documented and Climate Action Tracker tells us that Morocco is the only country in the world that is on course to achieve the 1.5 degrees Celsius target…
World Menopause Day – Friday 18th October The menopause and its potential impact is one of the last health taboos and the management of gender-specific health issues other than pregnancy are rarely discussed in the workplace. A working group from the Faculty of Medicine and Health, in collaboration with Health and wellbeing services, welcome all staff…
A new regular informal meet-up for Trans, Non-binary and Intersex people. For full information, including details of the location, please email: trans@leeds.ac.uk or contact the Network. PGRs are welcome to attend.
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?…
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…
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…