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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, …

Deep well-being divisions reported by OECD

As part of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Better Life Initiative, in November 2017, the organisation published ‘How’s Life’ 2017  which presents evidence following 50 indicators that map out current well-being outcome and resources for the future.  This publication is also progressive from reported changes that have taken place since 2005. As …

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 …

The Little Suitcase – a short film and discussion with Judith Rhodes

  To mark Holocaust Memorial Day 2018, the University of Nottingham is delighted to invite you to a screening of ‘The Little Suitcase’, followed by a discussion with the story-teller, Judith Rhodes. This 20 minute documentary film tells the story of Ursula Michel, Judith’s mother, who came over to the UK on Kindertransport during the …

Recommit to your health

The Christmas break is now over and the New Year has begun. There is no better time to think about what you can do this year to improve your wellbeing and maintain a healthy lifestyle. The People and Culture team and the Department of Sport would like to invite you to start off your new …

Maternity/ Adoption/ Shared Parental Leave Focus Groups – Feedback and Next Steps

We recently held a series of focus groups to explore experiences of taking maternity/adoption/shared parental leave and returning to work following that leave. Focus groups took place on five campuses (University Park, Jubilee, QMC, Sutton Bonington and Derby) with a good number of staff attending – two of whom brought their babies along. There was …

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 …

Come along to the Christmas Fair

The Women’s Staff Network would like to welcome you to their Christmas Fair taking place in the Medical School Foyer of Queen’s Medical Centre on Tuesday 5 December at 11am until 2pm. The Fair will host nearly 30 stalls selling Christmas crafts, jewellery, cards, flowers, bird boxes, planters, decoupage, beauty products, bags, hair accessories, crochet …

Introducing Disability December 2017

Disability December 2017 is nearly here — it’s the second year that we have celebrated this programme at the University of Nottingham. The University of Nottingham’s Disability December programme stems from International Day of Persons with Disabilities which falls on 3 December each year. This day aims to promote empowerment for people with disabilities, helping …

Comedy Live with Francesca Martinez and Steve Day

Thursday 14 December 7pm start Djanogly Theatre, Nottingham Lakeside Arts Presented as part of Disability December 2017, Comedy Live will be showcasing two outstanding, award-winning stand-up comedians, Francesca Martinez and Steve Day. Open to University of Nottingham staff and their guests. Free. Book now to avoid disappointment! Francesca Martinez is a wobbly* comedian, writer and …