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Why are we collecting staff data? Human Resources and the Equality and Inclusion Unit are working with the Continuous Improvement team on a staff data project. The project aims to understand the reasons why current EDI data are incomplete in some areas. We need our staff to be willing to provide accurate equality information to…
We have been reviewing our processes around the way staff and students can change their identity on University systems. Following review of the processes and web form by our stakeholder networks, we are currently implementing changes in response to the feedback we have received. The form will undergo a further round of testing whilst communications…
You can now watch a recording of the talk given by Emily Maitlis on Thursday 3 February. In an online event hosted by the Women at Leeds Network, the award-winning journalist, author and presenter spoke candidly about her career and inspirations before answering questions from attendees.
Report on trans guidance working group  I am writing to provide an update on the work of the trans guidance working group. On 20 October 2021, a second meeting of the group did not go ahead as planned as we were informed that members of the Staff and Student Networks did not feel that the…
29 October 2021 Identity Management Work undertaken to date includes: • Dates identified for engagement workshops and 1-1 meetings. • Created draft questionnaire. • Documentation of the as-is processes. Over the next two weeks our priorities are to: •Issue the dates for workshops and 1:1 meetings with key stakeholders and issue link to questionnaire to…
Update on activities related to equality, diversity and inclusion   The University of Leeds is committed to creating an inclusive environment where every member of staff and every student is able to flourish and succeed. There are currently several projects underway that address issues that have been raised by the LGBT Staff and Student Networks….
The Vice-Chancellor’s response to an open letter from UCU, LGBT+ Staff Network, and LGBTQ+ Student Society Dear UCU, LGBT+ staff network, University of Leeds LGBTQ+ Student Society Thank you for your letter. The University takes its commitment to equality extremely seriously. Whilst we strongly deny the assertion that we have created a ‘hostile environment’ on…
E&IU have produced new guidance on protecting and supporting staff and students who are at risk of domestic abuse. Please find out more here.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) recognises 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 WHO are hosting a global online event, where world leaders, mental health experts and celebrity guests will join WHO Director-General, Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, to…