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Celebrate Black History Month 2019

Black History Month has been celebrated in the UK for more than 30 years. It acknowledges signature moments in the history of the UK and is a celebration of the magnificence of cultural diversity and the enriching value in peaceful co-existence. A number of events are taking place at the University of Nottingham this month …

Celebrate Black History Month 2019

During October 2019 the University of Nottingham is celebrating Black History Month with film screenings, panel discussions and more. The University is proud to be celebrating Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) culture, history and our BME staff and student community. Black History Month is a fantastic opportunity to engage with, learn more about and celebrate …

Joint staff well-being conference (University of Nottingham and University of Birmingham) – ‘Thriving in HE: what works?’

Where? Teaching & Learning Building, (UP) When? Wednesday 3rd July 9:30-16:15. With a welcome address from UoN’s Vice-Chancellor and key note from Professor Katherine Weare (World Health Organisation & government advisor on education). We will be joined by over 30 HR practitioners and researchers from across the Midlands to look at how well-being initiatives work. …

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Stronger together – Equality Diversity and Inclusion in Postgraduate Research Conference 2019

Wednesday 5th June 2019, 9.30am-3.30pm, Business School South, Jubilee Campus Join us for this one-day conference on creating and fostering a research community and environment which celebrates and values equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). There will be opportunities to meet representatives from staff and student networks, hear from University leaders and share your experiences. It …

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Dance for Health and Wellbeing

Thursday 23 May, 9-10am, Portland Building There’s plenty of advice around about sitting and inactivity being bad for your health. In recent years a growth in dance and wellbeing scholarship has resulted in new ways of thinking that place the body, movement and dance as significant for improved health and wellbeing. This workshop is a …

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Minding the Mind and Body

5.30pm-6.30pm, Monday 20 May: B2, Hemsley This hour-long workshop for University of Nottingham staff and students, led by Dr Val Watson, Head of the University Counselling Service, is part of a rolling programme of gentle exercises designed to encourage mindfulness practice. The theme for Mental Health Awareness Week 2019 is ‘Body Image – how we …

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Wellness in the Workplace: Befriending Performance Anxiety

MONDAY 13 MAY 2019, 14:00-15:00, ROOM B1, LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCES BUILDING, UNIVERSITY PARK  An hour-long interactive session for University of Nottingham staff led by professional pianist Dr Xenia Pestova, Director of Performance, Department of Music. Performance anxiety can manifest in many different areas of our lives. Whether you are giving a presentation, preparing for …

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Lecture on ‘How Science Got Women Wrong’ from award-winning broadcaster and journalist

Award-winning science journalist Angela Saini is giving a special lecture on International Women’s Day, 8 March, where she will discuss science’s failure to understand women. Angela Saini is an award-winning science journalist and broadcaster. She regularly presents science programmes for the BBC, and her writing has appeared in New Scientist, the Guardian, The Times, and Wired. Her latest book, Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong, was published in 2017 to …

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International Women’s Day 2019 at The University of Nottingham

To celebrate International Women’s Day on Friday 8 March 2019, we have a combination of cross university events, specialists events led by faculties and an online celebration of inspirational women taking place throughout March. We hope that many of our staff and student colleagues will take part in these events in recognition of the outstanding contribution that …

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LGBT History Month 2019 – programme of events now available

The University of Nottingham’s programme of events for LGBT History Month 2019 is now online. LGBT History Month is a powerful and thought-provoking event that takes place annually and aims to promote equality and diversity, for the benefit of everyone, by: increasing the visibility of LBGT people, their history, lives and their experiences, raising awareness …

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