“But you don’t look sick!” – Don’t let the fear of other people’s reactions stop you accessing support.

As part of Disability December, Dr Leah Ridgway, Associate Professor in the Faculty of Engineering talks about their experience of disclosing a disability and why we really should follow our own best advice and request support when we need it. In my job I’m valued for my brain – it’s one of the reasons I …

Minding the Mind: Supporting your mental health at work

Monday 10 December 2018, 12:30-1.30pm Room B03, Teaching and Learning Building, University Park Campus Talk and Panel Discussion We all have mental health. We are all likely to be affected, directly or indirectly, by mental health problems at some point in our lives.  Research informs us that mental health problems are a global issue affecting …

Managing staff with Autism and hidden disabilities

Monday 3 December 2018, 11:00am-12:30pm Room C22, Coates Building, University Park Campus A workshop for managers of staff with Autism and hidden disabilities. Join us and learn how to engage with the essential 8 key executive functions every person uses, as well as developing some important communication frameworks. You will have the opportunity to speak …

Disability and Music: An Insight into the Able Orchestra Experience

Wednesday 12 December 2018, 12:30-1:30pm Djanogly Recital Hall, Nottingham Lakeside Arts Presented as part of Disability December 2018 The evolution of the Able Orchestra has been a remarkable story. The ensemble was borne out of a partnership between Orchestras Live and Inspire Youth. In 2014/15 young people with moderate to profound disabilities from Special Educational …

Self Care for Carers – University of Nottingham Carers Staff Network

There will be a meeting of the Carers’ Staff Network with a  session on  ‘Self Care for Carers’    by Johanna Bramham starting at 13:00  on Wednesday November 21st  in seminar room A17 of the Psychology Bldg on University Park (Bldg 29 on the UP Map). https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/sharedresources/documents/mapuniversitypark.pdf All university staff are welcome. The format will roughly …

Disability December 2018

During December 2018 the University of Nottingham will be celebrating Disability December with a range of events for staff and students including workshops, panel discussions, music performances and more. Full details of the programme will be available soon, with events that staff can book onto now detailed below. Did you know … Disability Declaration: Why …

Native Land Talk: Indigenous and Arrivant Rights Theories

Yael Ben-zvi University of Nottingham 2 Oct 6.30-8pm Trent Building, LG6+ How Native Americans and African Americans redefined nativity and shaped eighteenth- and nineteenth-century perceptions of rights, freedom, and belonging Histories of rights have too often marginalized Native Americans and African Americans. Addressing this lacuna, Native Land Talk expands our understanding of freedom by examining …

Black History Month at The University of Nottingham

A number of events are taking place at the University of Nottingham this month in celebration of Black History Month 2018. The programme of events and presentations taking place throughout October acknowledges that history is being made not just during Black History Month but every day. Staff and students are welcome to attend, with many …

The Windrush Legacy: Struggle, resilience and transformation

2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the arrival of the ship Empire Windrush into Essex’s Tilbury Dock in June 1948, carrying nearly 500 passengers migrating to England from the West Indies. In the following blog, written by Professor Cecile Wright, Lenford Vassell and Dr Val Watson, we introduce the Windrush Legacy – by outlining some …

Black History Month at The University of Nottingham

During October 2018 the University of Nottingham is celebrating Black History Month with film screenings, panel discussions and more. For the sixth year running, the University is proud to be celebrating Black History Month, an opportunity to celebrate Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) culture, history and our BME community. This year’s centrally-organised events include: Screening …