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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…
Are you a student with a disability and not sure what career you want to go into? The Careers Centre have a networking event hosted by L’Oreal who are a disability friendly employer. If you would like to attend this event, please book a place via the link below: http://careerweb.leeds.ac.uk/events/full?starsEvent=true&startDate=1417478400&endDate=1417478400&eventID=07d9d8fe-8e1f-460e-a18f-c94418175d7e the event will be held in…
HEFCE has released (12/9/14) its response to the written ministerial statement on future changes to DSA funding. The response and the full statment detailing the changes are available  at: http://www.hefce.ac.uk/news/newsarchive/2014/news88277.html
Key points from the guidance issued by the Equality and Human Rights Commission, (EHRC), July 20 Segregation by gender is not permitted in universities’ normal academic, teaching and research activities. Segregation by gender is not permitted in any academic meetings or at events, lectures, meetings provided for students, or at events attended by the public…
Our students and staff from a Muslim faith will be observing the month of Ramadan (a period of fasting) this year over the period 28/29th June – 28/29th July 2014. Two dates are indicated at each side of the period as the exact date depends on the moon sightings based on the lunar calendar.  As…
Leeds University Union are taking International Women’s Day to another level this year and dedicating an entire week to celebrating the economic, social and politcal achievments of women across the globe. Keep up to speed with all the events on http://www.leedsuniversityunion.org.uk/campaigns/iwd/
The University has conducted an Equality Impact Assessment on their policy and procedures for selecting staff for the Research Excellence Framework, as set out in ‘Assessment framework and guidance on submissions’, this is to ensure that REF2014 selection processes are fair and transparent and to ensure that the University fulfils its obligations to promote good…
Leeds University Union, has put together a programme of events throughout February to celebrate LGBT History month. The main focus of LGBT History month is celebrating the lives and achievements of LGBT people throughout history. It provides an opportunity to dispel some of the myths around lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people in order to…