Staff profile — meet Virinder Lail

Where are you from? I’m from Lenton (born and bred). In the 70’s and early 80’s it was a very diverse and multi-cultural community that has helped shape many of my values and principles. I have also had the delight of watching the student community increase and change over three decades. During this time I …

Do you limbo…?

The School of Health Sciences… Man, they like to get you involved. In the second of their ‘voluntary’ participation events for Black History Month — last week’s salsa was the first — staff and students were delighted by a limbo demo and lesson. There’s no point in me trying to explain how it went. Just …

Do you salsa…?

…cos they do in the Medical School, as you can see from the pics. The School of Health Sciences organised a salsa demo and lesson, and plenty of people took the opportunity to try something new. Under the watchful eye and expert tuition of Cleon from Crossbodyleads, the foyer was transformed from lunchtime mooching venue …

Diversity Fayre — Medical School Foyer

The School of Health Sciences have gone all out for Black History Month. The dance displays and steel drum music was down to them. And this week they’re hosting a Diversity Fayre. It takes place in the Medical School Foyer from 12noon on Thursday 24 October. You’ll be able to buy Kenyan beads. Anyone who’s …

Celebrating through street dance

More from yesterday’s dance celebrations for Black History Month, organised by the School of Health Sciences. Very impressive moves — and some excellent audience participation towards the end… The professional dancers here are from the QMX Academy. The video was taken by Aaron Fecowycz, a web developer in the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. …

Celebrating with salsa

So, the School of Health Sciences has planned various events for Black History Month — steel drums, quizzes, diversity fairs — Linda Allsop in the School Office is the person to speak to if you want the full programme. Yesterday was a salsa and street dance session, and plenty of people (including me, embarrassingly enough) got involved. …

Mary Seacole — an inspiring lady

A guest blog today from Dr Stacy Johnson, a lecturer in the School of Health Sciences. As mentioned in previous posts, the school is holding various events related to Black History Month. Some of these are raising funds for their chosen charities — the Mary Seacole Memorial Statue Trust and the NG7 Food Bank, a …