LGBT+ allies in the School of Mathematical Sciences

By Susanne Pumpluen, School of Mathematical Sciences, Director of EDI At the end of last year, the EDI Committee of the School of Mathematical Sciences wanted to do something that demonstrated their commitment and support to the LGBT+ staff and student community. We wanted to show a gesture of good will/support to our LGBT+  community, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Karen Cox Legacy

Before she left to take up her prestigious appointment as Vice-Chancellor of the University of Kent, Professor Karen Cox reflected on her career at the University of Nottingham in a recorded interview with the Human Resources’ People & Culture team. Clips from the interview will be sited in relevant places across the website. The clip …

Race Equality in Higher Education – What’s it got to do with you?

The Universities of Nottingham and Birmingham are delighted to announce a joint conference: ‘Race Equality in Higher Education – what’s it got to do with me?’ The conference will be held in the Nicolson Building, University of Birmingham Edgbaston Campus on Monday 30th October, 10:15am – 3:30pm. As both universities have made a commitment to …

Celebrate Black History Month 2017

The University of Nottingham is set to celebrate Black History Month 2017 — with music, discussions, a major new conference and more. Throughout October 2017, the University will run a variety of free-to-attend, exciting events with a focus on Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) culture, history and people. Exploring BME culture and history This year’s …

“No Sexuality Please: We’re Scientists!” Hidden Diversity in Chemistry and the sciences

It’s always great to be invited to an event that one of our Schools is delivering, and this week Charlotte from the P&C team had the pleasure to visit the School of Chemistry to hear Professor David K Smith of the University of York give a fantastic talk ‘No Sexuality Please; We’re Scientists’ about his …