Our diversity festival is attracting attention


June 21st, 2022

Our diversity festival is attracting lots of attention featuring in the summer issue of the Education Choices magazine. We’ve had more than 3,500 visits to our diversity festival web hub and hundreds of visitors to our events and activities. 

There’s still time to get involved  

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). 

Bearing the unbearable supports staff touched by issues of fertility, pregnancy loss including through TFMR, child loss or unchosen childlessness, offering a session to share experiences, offer mutual support, and learn more about local, national and University resources and events that may be of help or interest. 

The UoN Queer People of Colour Project presents Colours of Queerness. Through the use of multiple art mediums our exhibition aims to capture the culture and stories of queer people of colour living in Nottingham. 

Equality, diversity and inclusion cards: an interactive tool for engaging with EDI in research. Introductory session to the novel and innovative equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) cards which help users engage with EDI considerations for their research projects. 

Understanding the lived experience of EDI in R&AA and networking event. The Registry and Academic Affairs Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Working Group would like to invite colleagues from the department to join them for a networking and engagement event to help better understand the lived experiences of our staff. 

Physics EDI Colloquium – Transforming EDI practices in STEM: recruitment, recognition and career reward. In this year’s School of Physics and Astronomy EDI Colloquium, Professor Louise Mullany will detail key findings from the recent STEMM Change EPSRC ‘Inclusion Matters’ project (2018-2021), where we have researched equality, diversity and inclusion from a communications perspective. 

Talking Trees – Preview. This event presents a preview of a collaborative research project that provides staff, students and alumni from the University of Nottingham (UoN) with the opportunity to ‘Journey to the East’ without actually travelling to the country. 

Crowns: an exhibition celebrating hair and head coverings. Inspired by the Halo Code, the School of Pharmacy and Faculty of Engineering have commissioned two student photographers, Bersun Kilinc and Saifullah Muhammad, to develop a public exhibition at Pavilion Café, Lakeside Arts, as part of the Diversity Festival in June 2022. The exhibition will be available remain at Lakeside throughout the summer.  A digital version of the exhibition will also be made available. 

How can you get involved?  

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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