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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 & Inclusion 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…
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 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…
Tuesday 31 March 2020 marks Trans Day of Visibility (TDoV), which takes place every year to celebrate trans and non-binary people, and raise awareness of discrimination faced by trans people worldwide. The day is dedicated to celebrating the accomplishments and victories of transgender and gender non-conforming people while raising awareness of the work that is…
If you are a carer for a family member or a friend who has an illness, disability or addiction, Carers Leeds offer confidential one-to-one appointments on campus.  The aim of these free, 40 minute appointments is to provide a wide range of practical advice, support and information to working carers.  More details about support for…
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…
The University has made significant progress in advancing our staff and student equality and inclusion (E&I) priorities during the past five years. However, to deliver on our staff inclusivity commitments further, we need accurate and up-to-date information. Therefore, we are asking all colleagues to update their equality data – such as gender, ethnicity and marriage/civil…
Following the Trans Awareness Session held as part of National Inclusion Week 2019, Gendered Intelligence have provided the following resources: Gendered Intelligence (PDF) have more information about professional training, consultancy and support in your Faculty / Department. Other useful information An article about supporting trans and gender questioning autistic pupils. Stonewall’s Glossary of Terms. Stonewall…
Our opening event for National Inclusion Week is the Diversity Café – an opportunity to meet representatives from our staff networks and hear about the work they do, social and networking activities they host, and their plans for the future. Refreshments will be available throughout. Full details can be found on the event page. We…
National Inclusion Week, 23-29 September 2019 The University is joining the celebrations of National Inclusion Week for the third consecutive year to raise awareness of the wide range of initiatives we have on offer and to celebrate our distinctively international and diverse staff and student community. Our vision is that the University is ‘a beacon of…