“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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Interprofessional Masterclass: Social Justice and Health (all welcome!)

The Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences would like to invite you to their Interprofessional Masterclass focusing on Social Justice and Health. Join them for a thought-provoking evening which will explore the intersections of social justice and health, inequality, and identity. All are welcome at this free event, please register online in advance: Register and see …

Month of the Mind 2018

During May 2018 we will be celebrating our third annual Month of the Mind events programme which focuses on raising awareness around mental health and wellbeing. 1 in 4 people experience mental health issues each year in the UK (NHS England, 2016) but there is still stigma attached to mental illness which means many people …

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 …