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Would you be interested in helping to shape and organise any of the activities of the Women at Leeds Network next year? Do you have skills and ideas that you think would benefit the network? Would you enjoy working with a team from across the University to advance gender equality at the University? The Women…
The University will be hosting an event for Pride in STEM Day 2019 on 5 July. If anyone who works in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics would like to be a speaker on the day, please contact Becky Brenton (b.brenton@leeds.ac.uk) for more information.
We’re delighted to report the success of the event for International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) last week on 17 May 2019. We’d like to say thank you to Georgina Davis and Amanda Langley from the Faculty of Medicine and Health for their organisation, and to Becky Brenton from the Equality Policy Unit…
On 17 May 2019, to mark International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT), the LGBT Foundation published guidance on how to be an ally to trans people. The document is available on their site here. The Equality Policy Unit also provides guidance on supporting Trans staff and students and in 2017 published the Trans…
The School of Psychology has received a Silver Athena SWAN in recognition of its commitment to ensuring that its policies and processes underpin a supportive and inclusive environment for staff and students. The award means that all four Schools in the Faculty of Medicine and Health now hold a Silver Athena SWAN award. Professor Anna…
The Equality Policy Unit has produced the Ramadan Briefing 2019 to provide guidance on how to support staff and students observing Ramadan, and raise awareness of the importance of the event for our students, staff and visitors and its impact on workplace and student education activities. It provides practical information on the significance of this…
Colleagues from the School of Medicine have planned a lunchtime event to celebrate the International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) on 17 May 2019. The event will feature talks on personal trans experience and heteronormativity and homophobia through words, images and the body. West Yorkshire Queer Stories will also present. The University’s LGBTQ+…
INTERNATIONAL DAY AGAINST HOMOPHOBIA, TRANSPHOBIA & BIPHOBIA (IDAHOBiT) is a worldwide celebration of sexual and gender diversities on 17 May. It is a day to raise awareness and acknowledge that while progress has been made lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people still face prejudice and discrimination across the world today. This year the celebration will…