Equality & DiversityEvents

February

LGBT+ History Month

1           Rainbow Flag Raising

2           Time to Talk Day

6-12      Sexual Abuse and Sexual Violence Awareness Week

11         International Day of Women and Girls in Science

21         International Mother Language Day

23         Care Day

25         Introduce a Girl to Engineering Day

28         Purple Friday

Throughout February, we celebrate LGBT+ History Month.

LGBT+ History Month is an opportunity for learning and celebration of the past, present and futures of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non-binary, queer and intersex people and communities.

As a socially progressive and people-oriented organisation, the University of Strathclyde strives to be an inclusive community which recognises the potential, talents and contribution of all people. We value the diversity of our student and staff populations, and are committed to creating a culture and environment where everyone is welcome and thrives in their work and study.

There are lots of ways to get involved this LGBT+ History Month, see more details on our website LGBT History Month | University of Strathclyde

Autistic students are invited to join a 'wee walk' around campus, including a visit to the Chaplaincy on Friday 17th February at 3pm.

No matter at what level of study you are, if you are an autistic student you are welcome to participate!

The walk, facilitated by an autistic student and a Mental Health and Disability Advisor, will last approximately one hour - there isn’t a specific plan, just come along if you'd like to take in a bit of fresh air. You can have a chat or just enjoy a bit of company in silence - there will be no pressure to talk or contribute socially. You can leave at any time, and we'll end the event either after the hour or prior to that once the participants have left. 

We will also visit the Chaplaincy, where you will have the option to get free refreshments, and you will be shown around by Meg, our University Chaplain, before we will sit down in a quiet space.  

You are welcome to bring a support person/assistant.

If you are interested in joining, please give an indication via this link until Wednesday, 15th February at 4pm:  https://forms.office.com/e/gbpsrUuFvH

If you are bringing a support person/assistant, there is the option to indicate this in the poll by clicking the field for "I'll bring a support person/assistant".

The location of the meeting point will be sent to registered participants prior to the event.