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ED Newsletter April 19

ED Newsletter January 19

                                     FORTHCOMING DATES


Black History Month

Global Diversity Awareness Month

1            International Day of Older Persons

8            Ada Lovelace Day(women in STEM)

10          World Mental Health Day

10          World Sight Day

11          National Coming Out Day

16          International Pronouns Day

18          International Menopause Day

21-25     Glasgow’s Hate Crime Awareness Week 2019

22          International Stuttering Awareness Day

26          Intersex Awareness Day

                                EVENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES


Black History Month takes place during October and there are a number of related events of interest to Strathclyde staff and students taking place right throughout the month. These include:

  • 2nd October: Strathclyde Student Union will host the 'Own Voices' event showcasing the work of BME students. 4pm-10pm, Strathclyde Students’ Union, The Lounge (Level 5)
  • 9th October: Knock Down the House Gender Equal Media Scotland's screening of the award winning documentary. 30pm-8pm, at University of Strathclyde, Room 301, McCance Building
  • 16th October: Strathclyde Student Union will host Black History Month Open Mic 6pm-10pm, Strathclyde Students’ Union, The Lounge (Level 5)
  • 23rd October: In our own words: women of colour in Scottish media Gender Equal Media Scotland are thrilled to be profiling the work of women of colour who feature on BBC's 'the Social’. 30pm-7.30pm, at University of Strathclyde, Room 301, McCance Building

A full programme of Black History Month events across Glasgow, including details of Strathclyde events, is compiled by the Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights and is available online

World Mental Health Day 2019 - Thursday 10th October 2019 
12midday until 2pm, Insight Institute, Collins Building, 22 Richmond St, Glasgow G1 1XQ.

World Mental Health Day on 10th October 2019, is a day for all students and staff to unite in our efforts to improve the mental health of our University community. On this year’s World Mental Health Day, we invite you to attend our ‘tea and talk’ event to help us:

-Improve awareness of the significance of mental health as a global public health issue,
-Reduce the stigma associated with mental health and,
-Promote the positive message of support available within the University and local community.

The Disability and Wellbeing Service alongside an information marketplace will showcase the range of extensive support within the University, and external organisations which assist in promoting and improving mental health within the wider community. Attendees will have the opportunity to engage with others, which research shows is good for your mental health, enjoy tea/coffee and cake and discuss the topic of mental health.

Strathclyde University Students LGBT+ 7 week CBT Social Anxiety Group
Monday 14 October - Monday 25 November 5.45pm-7.30pm, Chapliancy Level 2, Graham Hills Building (50 George Street)


Physics, we need to talk about… Resilience & Wellbeing 
Wednesday 23rd October,  3pm - 4.30pm in JA 317

Another event in the series of “Physics, we need to talk about…” events
The event will feature a keynote talk from Dr. Sara Shinton (Head of Researcher Development, University of Edinburgh), followed by a panel discussion focussed on topics relating to resilience & wellbeing in academia. 

For more information please see the Dept of Physics EDEI Event and follow the Eventbrite link https://strathphysedei_resilience_wellbeing.eventbrite.com to register a free ticket. Feel free to submit an anonymous question to our panel here https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/D6H2NKB  

If you are organising any events, please let the Equality and Diversity Office know!


University of Strathclyde

Equality & Diversity Office
Graham Hills building 

Room 208b
50 George Street
G1 1QE   

+44 (0)141 548 2811


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