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Celebrating LGBT+ History Month 2024

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Colleagues, students and members of the public are warmly invited to help mark and celebrate LGBT+ History Month at the University of Leeds. Professor Paul Johnson OBE, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and University Executive Group LGBT+ Equity Champion said: “LGBT+ History Month is for everyone, and I hope everyone in our...

Race Equality Charter Launch

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The University has reaffirmed its clear intent to be an anti-racist institution, starting a comprehensive programme of activity to create greater race equity at an event held on 10 October hosted by Dr Kendi Guantai, Associate Professor & University Dean for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (EDI). Author, philosopher, social justice and human rights advocate-activist, educator...

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Implementation plan launched

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The University launched the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Implementation Plan 2023-2025 setting out the systems, infrastructure and support that will be prioritised to help create more equitable outcomes for those who have faced structural and cultural barriers at the University. Seven workstreams are being prioritised over the next two years: Resourcing, Rewarding and Recognising...

New Menopause Guidance

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Wellbeing, Health and Safety have recently updated their guidance on menopause in the workplace.  Two sets of guidance are now available: one for individuals who are going through or approaching the menopause, and one for managers, supervisors or colleagues to help them learn more about the menopause and support others who are going through this...

Update on Identity Management Activity

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We have been continuing to work on updates that ensure changing your identity in our IT systems is a streamlined process for both staff and students and considers everyone’s privacy and wellbeing. The ‘change identity process’ is used if a person wishes to make changes to their digital identity resulting from: a marriage; a divorce;...

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Data Project

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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...

Emily Maitlis talk – recording

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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.

Domestic Abuse Guidance

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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.

World Mental Health Day 2020

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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...