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….
Contents of this page: Introduction University of Leeds Events Black History Walks Support and Resources for Staff and Students   Introduction  Celebrate everyday inclusion in all its forms during this year’s National Inclusion Week (NIW) which takes place between 28 September – 4 October. It’s a chance to share and promote inspiring inclusion practices and…
October marks Black History Month in the UK, the annual celebration and acknowledgement of the history, achievements and contributions that people of African and Caribbean backgrounds have made to this country over many generations. The aim of Black History Month is to promote knowledge, understanding and an awareness of Black History. Events A series of…

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Windrush Day was introduced in 2018, on the 70th anniversary of the landing of the first Caribbean migrants, for the purpose of “encouraging communities across the country to celebrate the contribution of the Windrush Generation and their descendants.” Taking place on 22 June, the day when around 500 migrants from the Caribbean arrived in 1948…
Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers and access much-needed support. Carers Leeds, who provide…
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 the Women at Leeds Network conference coming up later in June, we’ve decided that the June First Wednesday Club should just be a network lunch break – an opportunity to get out of the office and meet women from across the university. Members of the network committee will be around to share ideas about…
Come and visit Pepper the Labrador for some free cuddles, all in the aid of helping you de-stress and bring wellbeing to your day. These sessions are run by a volunteer of the charity Pets as Therapy.
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…
Alzheimer’s Society are raising awareness of dementia: “encouraging everyone to take action by starting a conversation; whether it’s calling a relative with dementia or visiting a neighbour, it’s time to start talking”. If you are a member of staff who also provides care for someone with dementia, a range of support is available, including Carers…
This one-day Colloquium provides a forum for discussion on the theme of queer memorial culture as it relates to critically engaged social research at the nexus of sexual diversity and social inclusivity from international and transcultural perspectives. It is organised as part of the AHRC-funded research project Queer Memorials. This is the first major international research…
The International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBiT) is celebrated annually in over 130 countries on 17th May. The day is designed to raise awareness and acknowledge that while progress has been made, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people still face prejudice and discrimination across the world today. The University will be marking the…
CANCELLED. Unfortunately the session has been cancelled for the 16th May. The next session is scheduled to take place on 23rd May. Come and visit Pepper the Labrador for some free cuddles, all in the aid of helping you de-stress and bring wellbeing to your day. These sessions are run by a volunteer of the…