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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…
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…
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 & Inclusion Unit (EPU) Ramadan guidance 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…
Over recent years, the University has worked closely with our active LGBT+ Staff Network, Students’ Union Officers, and colleagues across the organisation to progress LGBT+ inclusion. This has resulted in a number of positive outcomes, including: A University Trans Equality Policy and supporting guidance The provision of Gender Neutral Toilets (GNTs) in every building on campus…
Following the Trans Awareness Session held as part of National Inclusion Week 2019, Gendered Intelligence have provided the following resources: Trans Inclusion Resource List (PDF) Gendered Intelligence Network for Therapists and Counsellors (PDF) Open University Course: Understanding Gender Identity (PDF) Gendered Intelligence (PDF) have more information about professional training, consultancy and support in your Faculty…