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Diversity

Diversity Calendar 2017/18

Published: 29 November 2017

Equality, diversity and inclusion are central to the University’s Strategy and our aspirations to be a leading international university. This calendar of events will be updated by the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team - with contributions from members across the University.

DateEvent TitleGroupsSummary

August 

26

Southampton Pride Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network, University of Southampton Students' Union, Southampton Pride A community led Pride to celebrate the diverse LGBT+ community of Southampton. Networks members, students, and friends joined the parade with 'University of Southampton' branded t-shirts, a banner and rainbow lanyards
21-29 Raise Pride Flag   Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network  To celebrate Pride, the University will raise the rainbow flag on campus
20 Irwin Mitchell LLP Stonewall Seminar  Irwin Mitchell Solicitors, Stonewall, Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network  A seminar focusing on LGBT+ rights and values locally and nationally, in particular enforcing LGBT+ rights in the courts and the importance of having LGBT+ employee network
23 Bisexual Visibility Day  Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network  Marked each year since 1999 to highlight bi-phobia and to raise awareness of and celebrate the bisexual community

September 

27

Bunfight  Theano: Supporting Women in Science, Engineering and Technology, University of Southampton Students' Union  An event where all the different societies at the University of Southampton aim to attract new students. Theano Network will be hosting a stall to recruit new students to their network
29 Freshers' Fair  Theano, University of Southampton Students' Union  Supporting the University of Southampton Students' Union Freshers' Fair; recruitment of new students to Theano

October 

1-31

Black History Month  Shine BAME Staff Network, University of Southampton Students' Union, Southampton General NHS Foundation Trust, Southampton City Council Black History Month is an event to celebrate the achievements, culture, and history of black people. The Shine BAME Staff Network will co-host a 'Stop and Search' event with the Students' Union and participate in the Southampton City Council Black History Month Launch 
4 Inclusive Communications  Equality Diversity and Inclusion Team, University of Southampton Communications Team  Workshops focusing on effective and inclusive communication throughout the university 
5 Springboard Programme  Women academics  Start of the 2017 personal and professional development programme for women academics 
11 International Coming Out Day   Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network An awareness day with emphasis on coming out to family, friends, and colleagues, and living life as an openly LGBT+ person; to discourage ignorance, homophobia and oppression by talking openly about one's identity 
11 Mosaic Unveiling  WiSET (Women in Science, Engineering and Thechnology) An event to celebrate Ada Lovelace day, held at Southampton General Hospital. The unveiling of a mosaic, made up of selfies of women at the University of Southampton, is a celebration of the university's female staff and the contributions they make
 17  Quiz Night  Theano: Supporting Women in Science, Engineering and Technology  A welcome event for 1st year female students in science, engineering and technology. The event provides new students with the opportunity to meet other peer students, followed by a quiz.
19 Shine BAME Staff Network Social Shine BAME Staff Network Dinner and production show at Nuffield Theatre to see Lemn Sissay: 'Something Dark'.
19 Diwali Vedic Society Hindu Temple Diwali celebration with fireworks, cultural dances, and Lakshmi

November

1

Diwali Lunch Shine BAME Staff Network, University of Southampton Students' Union Diwali (19 October) or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights. The Shine BAME Staff Network and Students' Union will host a lunch celebration, which will include performances from Bhangra Student Society
1-30 Men's Health Campaign Health and Safety, Student Services, Student Union Wellbeing Champions A campaign spread across the month of November to take notice of men's health. To raise awareness of the specific issues relating to men's mental and physical health and the benefit of exercise. The month will include a 5-a-side football tournament, Men's MOT, and three workshops
12-18 Interfaith Week Faith and Reflection Centre, Equality Diversity and Inclusion Team An event to build a good relationships and working partnerships between different people of different faiths, beliefs and no-religious beliefs.

December

1-31

Disability History Month Disability Working Group, Equality Diversity and Inclusion Team, University of Southampton Students' Union An event raising awareness of disabled people and celebrating their contributions

5

International Day of Persons with Disabilities Disability Working Group, Equality Diversity and Inclusion Team, University of Southampton Students' Union From 12-2 the newly formed Disability Staff Working Group and Students' Union will be bringing a series of activities and information stalls promoting disability equality. This will include opportunities to learn sign language, understand the meaning of inclusive communication and more
6 Pulse LGBT+ Christmas Breakfast Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network End of year Christmas celebration with Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network
6 Dragonfly Day Widening Participation Team Dragonfly are a popular initiatives run in partnership with the Outreach team for Year 9 girls for girls from local schools. Participants have an opportunity to meet and work with female engineers from the Faculty of Engineering and Environment. As well as doing practical investigations and experiments, there are opportunities to explore careers in STEM and quiz our researchers about their path to University. 
7 International Day of Persons with Disabilities Disability Working Group, Equality Diversity and Inclusion Team, University of Southampton Students' Union From 12-2 the newly formed Disability Working Group and Students's  will be bringing a series of activities and information stalls promoting disability equality. This will include opportunities to learn sign language, understand the meaning of inclusive communication, and more

February

6

Understanding and meeting childrens' emotional needs - with Lorraine Lee Parents' and Carers' Staff Network Lorraine Lee is a delivers dynamic and inspirational training for parents, teachers, practitioners, children and young people from early years right through to college. She will be delivering a short talk to members of the Parents' and Carers' Network

7

Rainbow Hand prints LGBT+ Student Society Join the society in The Concourse, Students' Union (B42) and show your support with putting your rainbow hand prints to the canvas

 

15

 Stonewall Lecture  Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network  The Stonewall Lecture is the key event in the LGBT+ History Month, and aims to present exciting new research on LGBT+ history. Professor Alison Oram (Leeds Beckett University) will speak about: 'Queer Beyond London: LGBT Culture and Place in English Cities since the 1960s'. For more on Prof Oram's research can be found here
14 Lunar New Year Shine BAME Staff Network Event by the Shine BAME Staff Network to celebrate Lunar New Year
19 Milk - Film screening LGBT+ Student Society The LGBT+ Student Society will be hosting a screening of Milk. For up to date information can be found here
24 Hampshire Pride Hampshire Pride Hampshire will be hosting it's 4th Pride. More information can be found here
1-28 LGBT+ History Month Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network Event to celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history

March

2

Women's Health Matters: Know Your Books University Wellbeing Joh will be sharing her personal story of having breast cancer and introducing the charity, Coppafeel! She will be emphasising the importance of getting to know your boobs!

3-9

LGBT+ Adoption and Fostering Week Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network Sharing of information around LGBT+ adoption

 

6

Parents' and Carers' - Network of Networks Parents' and Carers' Staff Network The International Womens' Day event will be a small lecture event with inspirational speakers from our University who will be addressing this year's International Womens' Day theme ' Press for Progress' - time to press forward and progress gender equality
tbc Healthy Relationships Campaign University of Southampton Students' Union Campaign to promote healthy relationships and raise awareness about domestic abuse
7 Pulse LGBT+ Breakfast Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network Breakfast social with the Network. All LGBT+ staff and allies welcome
8 International Women's Day Arts and Libraries

Artswork, Arts Award Leadership South East Region Network and John Hansard Hallery will be hosting an event to celebrate International Womens' Day. For more information, please email the Project Lead

International Woman's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action to accelerate gender equality

8 Women's Health Matters: If you know your numbers - you get to choose University Wellbeing

A relaxed and informative workshop led by Julia Sinclair on the abreastofhealth research into alcohol awareness and breast cancer prevention. The myth busting workshop will look at what the new guidelines for alcohol consumption mean for women. Focusing on positive empowerment to maximise the opportunities for health benefits. There will be opportunities to participate and contribute throughout the hour and, if you are interested, further involvement in the ongoing research project.

9 Bright Club - International Woman's Day Special  Bright Club

Bright Club combines research and comedy to educate and entertain. It enables researchers to take their work to a wider audience, sharing their enthusiasm for their area of expertise within the guise of stand up comedy. This event will be themed to celebrate International Woman's Day

9 Women's Health Matters: The Art of Self Mastery University Wellbeing

In this workshop Donna will explore the fundamental link between how we think and the overall quality of our lives. She will be uncovering the truth behind the negative thinking that weigh us down, and show you how you can use the power of purposeful thought to be happier and create the life you want want.

9 A roundabout journey: from academia to industry and back Women in Physics Network

Maribel obtained her PhD from the University of Castilla La Mancha and, after experience as a postdoc, she moved into the emerging field of nano-pharmaceutical industry. She returned to academia for her current position as postdoc in the Laboratory for Inorganic Colloidal Nanocrystals and Applications at the University of Southampton. Maribel will talk about her personal journey between academia and industry in Spain and the UK.

12 Childcare Vouchers and Tax Free Childcare Rewards Team The Rewards Team will be delivering an information talk on the changes to the current Childcare Voucher Scheme offered by the University
1-31 Women's Health Month Health and Safety, Student Services, University of Southampton Students' Union, Students' Union Wellbeing Champions A campaign spread across the month of March to take notice of women's health. To raise awareness of the specific issues relating to women's mental health and physical health and the benefits of exercise
14 Campbell Lecture WiSET Guest speaker Penny Endersby from the Defence Science and Technology Laboratories (DTSL) - she is also a visiting professor at the electronics and computer science department at the university
15 Womens' Health Matters: Ripening nicely - the liberation of menopause University Wellbeing Menopause often receives negative but for some women it is a liberating experience. Come and find out more about the whole experience from both male and female perspective
27 Women's Health Matters: Know your normal University Wellbeing Come along for an hour of gynae-chat with The Eve Appeal, the UK's gynaecological cancer research charity. Join Tracie, a Gynae Cancer Nurse Specialist, and Karen, who writes and performs about having cervical cancer at 24, for an informative session on the signs and symptons of the 5 gynae cancers. You'll hear facts, stories and the word 'vagina'! Let's squash the stigma and talk about the taboos that surround gynaecological health 
28 Supporting young people with College and University applications Parents' and Carers' Network - and the Students, Recruitment and Outreach Team This talk aims to give an overview of the process and discuss ways in which you as a parent or carer can help young people navigate their journey to College and University 
31 International Transgender Day of Visibility Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network Seminar: In conversation with RAF Transgender Pilot Ayla Holdon
 14-27 Foster Care Fortnight  Parents' and Carers' Network, Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network   Raise awareness of fostering, and encouraging individuals to share their personal experience

May

8-14

Mental Health Awareness Week Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network, Health Safety and Risk Wellbeing Champions, Student Services Event to commemorate National Awareness Week about having honest conversations on mental health

 11-15

Carer's Week Parents' and Carers' Week Event to raise awareness of caring, highlighting the challenges carers face and recognise their contributions

 15-21

Eid-ul-Fitr Shine BAME Staff Network An event to celebrate the end of Ramadan, the Muslim holy month

 17

International Day against Homophobia, Transphobia, and Biphobia (IDAHOBIT) Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network Event to commemorate the international day to raise awareness of LGBT rights violations and stimulate activism in LGBT+ work worldwide

 June

13

Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network Breakfast Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network Breakfast social with the Network. All LGBT+ staff and allies welcome

 14

Health Sciences LGBT+ Inclusive Keynote Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network Part of the Health Sciences Long Term Conditions Conference for student nurses, this key note is about exploring LGBT+ inclusive language

 18

Health Sciences LGBT+ Inclusion Workshop Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network Part of the Health Sciences Long Term Conditions Conference for student nurses, this workshop is about exploring LGBT+ healthcare scenarios

 August

25

Southampton Pride Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network Pride arrives at the city for its third consecutive year, it will be bigger and better than ever before! Join Pulse in the parade

 Please contact the organisers for further information, or the Diversity Team.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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