November 20, 2019, by Claire Henson

Disability December events and initiatives 2019

We are delighted to confirm four centrally-led events and initiatives taking place between 26 November and 16 December 2019: 

Wellness in the workplace: Mindful movement and breathing for anxiety

Tuesday 26 November, 3.30-5.00pm, E44 (Yoga Studio), Portland Building

Back by popular demand. An interactive session for staff led by professional pianist Dr Xenia Pestova, Director of Performance, Department of Music, using simple breathing techniques, focus exercises and gentle stretches incorporating yoga and Qi Gong influences to help you understand and befriend anxiety.

Please email to book. Please note, places are limited.

Disability at Work – Leonard Cheshire Briefing Sessions for Managers

Monday 2 December, Room B2, The Hemsley, University Park

Session Timings: 9.30am and 11:15am

Delivered by disability charity Leonard Cheshire, this 1-hour session will outline key information to enable managers to confidently support disabled employees and remove barriers in the workplace.

Drawing on insights from Leonard Cheshire’s employment programmes and work with students and graduates, discussions will cover understandings of disability within the UK, recognising barriers and making adjustments, and the manager’s role in creating an inclusive work environment.

The same 1-hour session will run at 9.30am and again at 11.15am.

Please note places are limited. Booking is required.

To book a place please email stating your preferred session time.

 Leading through the darkness

Weds 4 December, 5.30pm, Room C14, Teaching & Learning Building

Having a disability doesn’t mean you can’t be a leader, you just have to do things differently!

Inspired by this year’s UK Disability History Month theme of Leadership, Resistance and Culture, Sarah Stephenson-Hunter, Staff Disability Advisor, University of Oxford, shares her personal story, explores what it means to be a leader with a disability and how this has shaped her approach to leadership.

This event is free and open to all. Booking is required:

Employee Assistance Programme: Drop-in Session with Sodexo

Monday 16 December, 9am to 2.30pm, Room B02, Teaching & Learning Building

No need to book! Just drop in between 9am and 2.30pm to learn more about the benefits available for staff through the University’s Employee Assistance Programme.

Employee Hub Demonstrations by Sodexo

Monday 16 December 9am and 2pm, Room B03, Teaching & Learning Building

Join a short demonstration at either 9am or 2pm to find out more about the University’s Employee Hub.

Booking is required. To book a place please email stating your preferred session time.

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