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 LGBT+ rights in the 21st century: Free and equal?

University of Nottingham student Bryony Goodesmith talks about 18th Annual Student Human Rights Conference taking place on Saturday 25th March 2017. Recent years have seen increasing support for LGBT+ rights, both domestically and internationally. Since the adoption of the Yogyakarta Principles in 2006, LGBT+ rights have clearly gained momentum. However, progress has been uneven. The …

Reflections on LGBT History Month 2017

Ibtisam Ahmed, Doctoral Research student in the School of Politics & International Relations and Project Director for the Centre for Research in Race and Rights’ contribution to the University’s LGBT History Month, looks back at a packed month. Marginalised groups around the world are at an unusual point in history. There seems to be a …

Celebrating Pride around the World

Ibtisam Ahmed, Doctoral Research student in the School of Politics & IR and Project Director for the C3R LGBT History Month, talks about one of the events. On 18 February, the Nottingham Writers’ Studio played host to one of the many events that the University of Nottingham has organised as part of 2017 LGBT History …

University Mental Health Day 2017

Student Welfare Officer Rani Mukherjee-Neale talks about the activities for University Mental Health Day in the School of Medicine.  To promote ‘University Mental Health Day’ on Thursday 2nd March, the Welfare teams in the Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences held a ‘Wellbeing and Mental Health’ stall of their own in the foyer outside The Student …

Raising welfare awareness during LGBT History Month

Guest post from Sandra Rose, Student Welfare officer in the School of Medicine. The Welfare teams in the Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences have been celebrating LGBT History Month during February.  We have decorated the Student Service Centres at QMC, Derby, City Hospital and Sutton Bonington with rainbow bunting, and staff have the option …

Thoughts on Intersections: In Conversation with Nottingham’s LGBT community

Yesterday, I attended the Intersections talk at Nottingham Contemporary, funded by the Right and Justice Research Priority Area (RPA). Presented by Ibtisam Ahmed, Campaigns Coordinator of the LGBT+ Network at The University of Nottingham, the event included a panel of representatives from six different organisations from around Nottinghamshire that work with the LGBT+ community. These …

Highlights from ‘Citizens of the Third Reich’

Friday 27 January 2017 wwas Holocaust Memorial Day, marking the 72nd anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz concentration camp. To commemorate this, and launch our LGBT History Month events programme, Dr Max Biddulph gave a public lecture titled ‘Citizens of the Third Reich – everyday betrayals and the Pink Triangle prisoners of Sachsenhausen’. This lecture explored …

The School of Health Sciences shares best practice around staff wellbeing

The School of Health Sciences was the first at the University to develop a school-based health and wellbeing programme for staff, embedding workplace health and wellbeing within the school strategy and organisational structures and as such are currently informing wellbeing strategies for other schools and the wider University. Associate Professor Dr Holly Blake has chaired the school …

Events for LGBT History Month 2017

February is LGBT History Month, and to celebrate we are exploring LGBT culture with academic lectures, discussion, film screenings and more. All events are free, and are open to the public as well as staff and students. Read our introductory blog post from Dr Max Biddulph, Associate Professor in Education and Counselling and Chair of the University’s …

Holocaust Memorial Day 2017

Annabel Pattle, University of Nottingham student and Holocaust Educational Trust Regional Ambassador, talks about the importance of Holocaust Memorial Day.  Whenever there is a humanitarian atrocity that shocks and saddens the world; whenever we are faced with the horrendous images of perpetrator’s crimes; whenever we see the crying and lamenting faces of the victims, the …