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Mental Health Awareness Week 2020

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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...

International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHoBiT) 2020

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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 2020

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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...

THE Impact Rankings Success

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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...

Support for staff and students observing Ramadan

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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...

Reinforcing our commitment to LGBT+ inclusion

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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...

Trans Awareness - Resources

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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...

Second Chinese Name Pronunciation Session Added

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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.  

Black History Month 2019 - Expressions of Interest

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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...

Nominations for Windrush Plaques

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We've had a request from Lelir Yeung, Head of Equality, Communities, Leeds City Council to circulate the below initiative to commemorate Leeds Windrush history, as part of 2019 Black History Month celebrations.  Following discussion at the Leeds Equality Network, please find below details of the Windrush Trail and nomination form. The Windrush Trail will place...