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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…
Welcome to the new look Equality Policy Unit website.  We hope you find this website interesting and easy to navigate.  Some pages are still under development so please bear with us.  Please provide any feedback to Equality@leeds.ac.uk
Academic Showcase: LGBT and Queer-related research Every February Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) History Month is celebrated, and this year was marked by the LGBT Staff Network with an Academic Showcase event. Four colleagues from the University who are undertaking LGBT-related research presented short, accessible talks on their work, with questions, discussion and networking…
‘Dr Gabriel argues that cultural democracy is a more robust framework from which to approach race equality as unlike the existing diversity framework, it addresses unequal power relations maintained and perpetuated through whiteness and white supremacy. In her presentation she provides examples on how to integrate cultural democracy into teaching practice and equality work.’ Cultural…