Our diversity festival is almost here – Monday 13 to Friday 24 June 2022


June 6th, 2022

Have you booked onto an event yet? Our second diversity festival embraces and celebrates difference.

This year we are offering 25 live events involving staff, students and alumni including four keynote events: 

Social and economic challenges: into, in and out of higher education 

Professor Sarah Speight, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Education and Student Experience, chairs our first diversity festival keynote event on Tuesday 14 June, 1030 to 1200 exploring the social and economic challenges encountered when moving into, being in and moving beyond higher education and the support and services available to overcome these. 

Acknowledging racism: towards inclusivity and change 

We then focus on acknowledging racism on Tuesday 14 June, 1430 to 1600 offering a panel discussion chaired by Chancellor Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE featuring a diverse panel of university staff, students and alumni who will explore the systemic issues around racism and share their lived experiences of moving towards anti-racism. 

Inclusive leadership: leading by example 

Our diversity festival keynote event on Monday 20 June, 1300 to 1430 shines a light on inclusive leadership featuring videos from alumni and a virtual panel chaired by Katherine Linehan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and People, exploring their career and life experiences, their personal stories and how being an inclusive leader can enhance your career journey. 

Sphere Conference 2022; EDI change in action 

Our 2022 Sphere Conference, chaired by Professor Raheela Khan, takes place on Thursday 23 June, 0930 to 1230 and aims to bring the university community together to share best practice and research in the field of equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). 

Don’t forget to enjoy our FREE food tasting showcasing diverse foods from around the world at UoN UK food outlets. 

How can you get involved?  

Watch our diversity festival launch on Monday 13 June on the Djanogly Terrace (Portland building) followed by stalls, performances and a language café in the studio (A floor/lower ground floor of the Portland building).  

Bring in food that reflects your cultural heritage, wear clothing, jewellery or makeup that speaks to your culture or arrange sessions to tell stories and exchange ideas about your culture and heritage. Post photos and stories onto your social media with the hashtag #WeAreUoN. 

Want to find out more? 

Find out more and book onto events via our diversity festival web hub

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