International Women’s Day 2018

Thursday 8 March is International Women’s Day 2018. In celebration of this date, a number of activities and events are set to take place at the University of Nottingham. International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for …

Help us celebrate LGBT History Month 2018

We’re delighted to announce our programme of events for this year’s LGBT History Month – taking place throughout February 2018. LGBT History Month is a powerful and thought-provoking event that takes place annually. It 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 and advancing education on matters affecting the LBGT community and, …

Disability December 2017: A Disabled Staff Perspective

By Prof. Stephen Hodkinson (Deputy Chair, Disabled Staff Network) Last term the University held its second programme of Disability December events, organised by HR’s People and Culture team with the Disabled Staff Network. The Disability December programme takes place annually, linking with the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December. This year’s programme …

The Little Suitcase – a short film and discussion with Judith Rhodes

  To mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2018, the University of Nottingham is delighted to invite you to a screening of ‘The Little Suitcase’, followed by a discussion with the story-teller, Judith Rhodes. This 20 minute documentary film tells the story of Ursula Michel, Judith’s mother, who came over to the UK on Kindertransport during the …

Maternity/ Adoption/ Shared Parental Leave Focus Groups – Feedback and Next Steps

We recently held a series of focus groups to explore experiences of taking maternity/adoption/shared parental leave and returning to work following that leave. Focus groups took place on five campuses (University Park, Jubilee, QMC, Sutton Bonington and Derby) with a good number of staff attending – two of whom brought their babies along. There was …

Make sure you count: Talking about disability at UoN

Once again this year we’re excited to be hosting a range of events across the University as part of Disability December. Whether it’s an evening of comedy or a lunch time session about mental health, we hope you can take time out from the busy run up to the holidays to join us in raising …

Comedy Live with Francesca Martinez and Steve Day

Thursday 14 December 7pm start Djanogly Theatre, Nottingham Lakeside Arts Presented as part of Disability December 2017, Comedy Live will be showcasing two outstanding, award-winning stand-up comedians, Francesca Martinez and Steve Day. Open to University of Nottingham staff and their guests. Free. Book now to avoid disappointment! Francesca Martinez is a wobbly* comedian, writer and …

Let’s talk about disability

‘We are disabled people leading change’ — Disability Rights UK Disability Rights UK is a charity organisation whose vision is for equal participation for all. They work with organisations in all sectors to support them to put disabled people’s priorities at the heart of their policies and practices. They work with disabled people to enable them …

Stress and Mental Health at Work

As part of the University of Nottingham’s Disability December programme, we are delighted to welcome Steve Metcalf to the University to discuss stress and mental health at work on Friday 1 December (12:00-13:30) in A13, Pope Building. Steve Metcalf is the Director and Chief Trainer at Robustmind Mental Fitness Ldt, a leading provider in mental …

Black History Month 2017 commences

Black History Month 2017 is now underway — it’s the fifth year that we have celebrated this event at the University of Nottingham. During the last half-decade, Black History Month has become a powerful and thought-provoking tradition at the university — helping us to celebrate black history and black culture whilst encouraging thought and challenging …