Events announced for Disability December

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. Our programme of events is now confirmed: Managing staff with autism and hidden disabilities 11:00am-12:30pm, Monday 3 December 2018 Room C22, Coates Building, University Park Campus …

The National Windrush Conference

Start Date: November 17, 2018 at 10:00am End Date: November 17, 2018 at 4:00pm Event link: https://nationalwindrushconference.eventbrite.co.uk/ Location: The University of Nottingham, Business School South, Lecture Theatre B52, Jubilee Campus Presented by ‘Nottingham Windrush Support Forum in partnership with the Windrush Black Lawyers Group. The public outcry regarding the Windrush scandal comes a time of great …

Show Racism the Red Card Event, Thursday 25 October, A3, Teaching and Learning Building

Gone are the days when bananas were thrown at football players and monkey chants could be heard in the crowd, sometimes from their own fans. Or are they? When we see white police officers shooting or beating black men in USA we think that at least we aren’t as bad as that. Or are we? …

Pride – A Celebration

“I remember my first Nottinghamshire Pride, or Nottingham Pride as it was called back then. It was at the Forest Recreation Ground and it was baking hot. I was part of a stall representing the University of Nottingham alongside the LGBTQ Staff Network Chair Dr Max Biddulph. I remember being amazed at the colour, life …

Dreadlocks Story (PG): Film screening and discussion

Dreadlocks Story is a historical page which exhibits the bonds of survival of African and Indian culture in Jamaica in view of up-front anti-slavery and anti-imperialist struggles. Due to British colonists, Indians and African descendants have met in the plantations and created something absolutely unique and indispensable to express what they had been oppressed by. …

Introducing Month of the Mind 2017

During May we will be running our second annual Month of the Mind events programme which focuses on mental health in a number of ways. We are delighted to welcome Caroline Hounsell and Margaret Glenn to The University of Nottingham. Caroline is Director of Partnerships and Product Development at Mental Health First Aid England and will be …

 LGBT+ rights in the 21st century: Free and equal?

University of Nottingham student Bryony Goodesmith talks about 18th Annual Student Human Rights Conference taking place on Saturday 25th March 2017. Recent years have seen increasing support for LGBT+ rights, both domestically and internationally. Since the adoption of the Yogyakarta Principles in 2006, LGBT+ rights have clearly gained momentum. However, progress has been uneven. The …

Reflections on LGBT History Month 2017

Ibtisam Ahmed, Doctoral Research student in the School of Politics & International Relations and Project Director for the Centre for Research in Race and Rights’ contribution to the University’s LGBT History Month, looks back at a packed month. Marginalised groups around the world are at an unusual point in history. There seems to be a …

Celebrating Pride around the World

Ibtisam Ahmed, Doctoral Research student in the School of Politics & IR and Project Director for the C3R LGBT History Month, talks about one of the events. On 18 February, the Nottingham Writers’ Studio played host to one of the many events that the University of Nottingham has organised as part of 2017 LGBT History …

University Mental Health Day 2017

Student Welfare Officer Rani Mukherjee-Neale talks about the activities for University Mental Health Day in the School of Medicine.  To promote ‘University Mental Health Day’ on Thursday 2nd March, the Welfare teams in the Schools of Medicine and Health Sciences held a ‘Wellbeing and Mental Health’ stall of their own in the foyer outside The Student …