“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 …

Healthy Eating Workshops

As part of the University’s Wellbeing Programme and to mark World Health Day 2018, we are offering staff the chance to attend a Healthy Eating Workshop. The Healthy Eating Workshops will be led by a professional nutritionist from Hands on Health who will lead you through a discussion around the different food groups (the Eatwell plate) and food models, and …

LGBT History Month commences

LGBT History Month 2018 is now underway — it’s the fifth year that we have celebrated this event at the University of Nottingham. From Thursday 1 – Wednesday 28 February 2018, we’ll be holding and presenting a series of interesting and powerful events that aim to promote equality and diversity. What is LGBT History Month, and why do we celebrate it? First initiated …

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 …

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 …