LGBT+ History Month: call for programme board members and your ideas for celebrations

September 21st, 2021

The university is preparing for LGBT+ History Month celebrations in February 2022.

Staff and students are invited to join the programme board for the university’s LGBT+ History Month celebrations.

There is an opportunity for up to 6 members to join the programme board and contribute to how the University of Nottingham recognises and celebrates LGBT+ History Month.  This opportunity is open to all job roles and staff at any level.

If you are interested in joining the programme board and shaping the university’s delivery of LGBT+ History Month events, please fill out this form by 12pm on Thursday 7 October.  The first meeting of the planning board will take place in early November and will be on a weekly basis thereafter.

What will it involve?

The role of programme board is to:

  • Contribute to discussions to decide on a theme for the recognition month.
  • Actively support the planning and delivery of two university wide events around the theme. This may include hosting the events, liaising with external speakers if necessary, and promoting the events.
  • Review and decide on funding applications for local events.
  • Attend weekly programme board meetings.

Share your ideas for LGBT+ History Month

As part of the planning process, we welcome ideas for themes or events. Please share these using this short form.

All contributions, input, and feedback are highly valued. Please get in touch soon so that your views can be considered in the organisation of this celebration.

Chair of the Sphere Programme Board, Raheela Khan said:

“During the pandemic it was felt that there had been a lack of safe LGBT+ spaces, so last year’s activities helped in some way to provide this, but in an online format.

Last year we benefitted from a vibrant programme board who brought energy and enthusiasm to the planning of the events. This resulted in a full and varied programme of virtual events with something for everyone.

Programme Board members reflected on how much they enjoyed the experience and gained something both personally and professionally.

We are looking forward to building on last year’s success and continuing to celebrate, connect and engage across the university community.”

For any queries, please contact the EDI Coordinators at

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