News

Following the Trans Awareness Session as part of National Inclusion Week, Gendered Intelligence have provided the following resources:   A useful article on the importance of gender neutral language in the workplace – https://www.totaljobs.com/insidejob/gender-neutral-language-in-the-workplace/ An interesting article looking at how the insistence of pronouns can impact and thinking about other ways to support people – https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2018/09/19/why-asking-students-their-preferred-pronoun-not-good-idea-opinion An…
Our opening event for National Inclusion Week is the Diversity Café – an opportunity to meet representatives from our staff networks and hear about the work they do, social and networking activities they host, and their plans for the future. Refreshments will be available throughout. Full details can be found on the event page. We…
We’re pleased to announce another addition to our National Inclusion Week 2019 line-up! OD&PL have added an addition session, ‘Introduction to Digital Accessibility’, which will take place from 12:30 on 27 September. The session will explore how simple changes to our digital practice can benefit everyone. Booking is not required in advance for this. Full…
Due to the popularity of the Chinese Name Pronunciation workshop as part of our National Inclusion Week events, we’ve added a second session to our line-up, which will take place on 24 September, 10:30-12:00. If you haven’t already signed up and would like to, please book onto the new second session.  
The University is looking for colleagues who would like to be involved with the Black History Month celebrations this October, including talks and events open to all students, staff and visitors. If you would like to offer any lectures, presentations or initiatives which helps you to showcase your research, share good practice or just simply…
We’ve had a request from Lelir Yeung, Head of Equality, Communities, Leeds City Council to circulate this message re: an initiative to commemorate Leeds Windrush history, as part of the 2019 Black History Month celebrations. Please see below: Following discussion at the Leeds Equality Network, please find below details of the Windrush Trail and nomination…
LGBT+ Role Model Heather Swinsco is leading on putting together an event on LGBT Parenting to coincide with National Coming Out Day. If you’d like to be a speaker at the event, please get in touch with either Heather (H.Swinsco@leeds.ac.uk) or the LGBT+ Staff Network.
A message from Patrick Johnson, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, University of Manchester: Dear Colleagues, Last year Advance HE commissioned a Steering Group to undertake an independent review of the Athena SWAN charter. The Steering Group was asked to examine the application and review processes for awards and to make recommendations to ensure that…
We’re pleased to announce a new addition to our LGBT+ Role Model and Allies Initiative: Dr Helen Finch. Read more about her experiences and her advice for other LGBT+ staff and students here.