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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 …

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 …

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 …

Staff Tai Chi and Tea

Presented as part of the University’s Wellbeing Programme, we are delighted to offer staff the opportunity to take part in a Tai Chi and Tea session. Originating in ancient China, Tai Chi is one of the most effective exercises for your mind and body health. Tai Chi combines deep breathing and relaxation with flowing movement …

Anomalisa (2015): Screening and discussion

Tuesday 15th May (18:00-20:30), the Screening Room, Hallward Library, University Park Presented as part of Month of the Mind 2018, the University is delighted to offer a screening of Anomalisa (2015) followed by a discussion facilitated by Sarah Hinds, Counsellor (University Counselling Service). Nominated for an Oscar award for ‘Best Animated Feature Film of the Year’ in …

Healthy Body, Healthy Mind (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. As part of Month of the Mind, the Department of Sport are offering all staff the opportunity to take part in their ‘Healthy Body, Healthy Mind’ programme which includes …

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 …