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UK Disability History Month (UKDHM) is an annual event creating a platform to focus on the history of our struggle for equality and human rights. Disability History Month runs from 22nd November to 22nd December every year. This covers World AIDS Day (1 December), International Day of People with Disabilities (3 December) and International Human Rights…
Carers Rights Day, organised by the charity Carers UK, takes place on Friday 24 November with this year’s theme being Make Connections, Get Support. The University committed to supporting the increasing number of working carers who have caring responsibility for children, or people who are older, disabled or seriously ill and unable to care for…
Inter Faith Week takes place from 12-19 November 2017.  It is a week to focus on helping to open inter faith activity up to a wider audience so that more people are made aware of the importance of the vital work to: Strengthening good inter faith relations at all levels Increasing awareness of the different and…
World Mental Health Day, hosted by the World Federation of Mental Health, is on 10 October each year. One in four adults and one in ten children are likely to have a mental health problem in any given year. This can have a profound impact on the lives of tens of millions of people in…
Black History Month is an annual international celebration to highlight the achievements and contributions from individuals and events from within African and African Caribbean communities. Black History Month takes place in October each year in the UK and this year marks its 30th year of celebration. Professor Iyiola Solanke, Chair in EU Law and Social Justice from…
To support Leeds Pride and LGBT 50, the University is flying the rainbow flag on the Parkinson and lighting up Laidlaw Library and the multi-storey car park this weekend (from Friday to Monday morning). Being an active, positive part of the City and wider community is core to our University values and supporting Leeds Pride…
The immigration information session arranged for Wednesday 12 July has now been postponed until Tuesday 18 July. You can book a place at next week’s session. Find out more about the session next Tuesday and book a place.
A sensory garden at Charles Morris Hall has recently been introduced.  The garden has focussed on improving wheelchair access to the garden and also as support for people on the autism spectrum.  The garden will have year round interest, planting of varying textures, colours and scent and to attract and support biodiversity. Facilities Directorate are working…
See the updated Brexit In Depth section of For Staff for: links to the Government’s 27 June proposals for the status of EU citizens living in the UK and a policy paper setting out its offer to EU citizens and their families in the UK answers to key questions on the proposals the next series…
This summer a significant investment will take place to further improve equality access amongst areas on campus. The £3.5m access works programme includes a detailed maintenance and external environments work programme which addresses issues such as way-finding signage, new ramps and improving access to the Parkinson Building. Read the latest edition of Access News for…