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The University of Leeds faculties achieve a Silver and two Bronze Athena SWAN awards We are delighted to announce that the University has received three Athena SWAN Charter awards in the recent submission round, recognising our advancement of gender equality. Following submissions in Autumn 2019, the following faculties received Athena SWAN awards: Faculty of Biological…
Carers Week takes place from Monday 8th – Sunday 14th June 2020. It is an opportunity to celebrate and recognise the vital contribution made by the UK’s 6.5 million carers who have caring responsibilities for either one or more children, one or more disabled children, a relative or a family member. Caring can be a…
The National Day for Staff Networks celebrates the valuable contribution that staff networks across the country make to their organisations. Find out more about the University’s existing staff networks – Women at Leeds Network, LGBT+ Network, Leeds11 (for BME colleagues), Muslim Staff Network, Staff Mental Health & Disability Network, and the Chronic Pain & Fatigue…
Hosted by the Mental Health Foundation, Mental Health Awareness Week takes place from Monday 18th – Sunday 24th May 2020 and the theme this year is ‘kindness’. Mental health has become more relevant than ever to all our lives as we manage the impact of the pandemic. This year, Mental Health Awareness week provides an opportunity…
Sunday 17 May marks the International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBiT). IDAHoBiT is recognised in over 130 countries and has taken place annually since 2004. It was established in order to draw attention to the violence and discrimination experienced by lesbian, gay, bi, trans and intersex people, and all other people with diverse sexual…
If you are a carer for a family member or a friend who has an illness, disability or addiction, Carers Leeds offer confidential telephone appointments providing a wide range of practical advice, support and information to unpaid carers. Carers Leeds are offering telephone appointments on the following dates: Thursday 4 June  Thursday 16 July  Wednesday…
Deaf Awareness Week takes place from Monday 4th – Sunday 10th May 2020 and the theme this year is ‘acquired deafness’. Deaf Awareness Week aims to raise awareness and challenge perceptions of hearing loss and deafness across the UK. According to Action on Hearing Loss there are 12 million people affected in the UK. Every…
New guidance to help managers and colleagues support staff and students, or those who are themselves experiencing domestic abuse, has been published by the Equality Policy Unit. The guidance – Domestic Abuse: Protecting and Supporting Staff and Students outlines the University’s objectives to support employees and students who are experiencing domestic abuse. It provides information…
We are delighted to announce that the University has achieved top three in the UK, joint with Newcastle University, and 11th worldwide in the global Times Higher Education Impact Rankings. The rankings included 766 educational institutions worldwide and measured the University’s impact across the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals which cover everything from reducing…
Guidance to support staff and students observing Ramadan has been updated and is available on the Equality Policy Unit (EPU) Ramadan webpages. Our students and staff from the Muslim faith will be observing the month of Ramadan (a period of fasting) this year over the period 23 April – 23 May 2020. The exact dates…