Diversity Festival – coming March 2021


January 4th, 2021

The university’s first ever virtual diversity festival is taking place from Monday 8 to Friday 19 March 2021. 

The festival focuses on ‘embracing and celebrating difference’ with more than 30 virtual events open to staff, students and alumni, which aim to:  

  • Promote understanding and awareness of diversity and inclusion 
  • Enable challenging conversations 
  • Champion protected characteristics and beyond 

Keynote events include: 

  • Celebrating diversity
    Recorded performances and interviews with performers and musical influencers 
  • Having challenging conversations
    A fireside chat with our Chancellor and Vice-Chancellor 
  • Painters, sharks and crimson waves
    Exploring period inequality and stigma 
  • The impact of Covid-19 on minority groups
    A panel discussion showcasing research and exploring university policy implications  
  • Caring for carers
    A practical workshop to help carers obtain practical support and claim benefits 

Research beacons, Schools and Faculties are getting involved too by offering a range of equality, diversity and inclusion events showcasing their research and learning activity. 

The festival also celebrates International Women’s Day and enables you to join our International Students’ Festival. 

Get involved 

Contribute to our festival expo! Share your photographs inspired by the five ways to wellbeing and access resources and support to promote positive mental health and wellbeing. A selection of these images will be shared during the festival and promoted through our digital media channels. 

Find out more 

We will soon launch our diversity festival web hub where you can find out more, book onto keynote events, submit expo photos and ask any questions. 

Find out more about equality, diversity and inclusion at the university here. 

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