Equality & DiversityEvents

Throughout July


8-14          Non-Binary Awareness Week

14             International Non-Binary People's Day 

16             International Drag Day

30             International Day of Friendship 

EDI Observances

The University and Strath Union adopt a partnership approach to equality, diversity and inclusion observances. The key annual EDI observances observed by the University and Strath Union are:

  1. Black History Month (October):  Encompasses the history of African, Caribbean and Asian people in this country; people who often have a direct link with Scotland through slavery, colonialism and migration. Black History Month focuses on people whose sacrifices, contributions and achievements against a backdrop of racism, inequality and injustice are often overlooked or forgotten.
  2. 16 Days of Action against Gender-Based Violence (25 Nov – 10 Dec): An annual international campaign that begins on 25 November, the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, and runs until 10 December, Human Rights Day.
  3. Disability History Month (Nov – Dec, dates vary): Creates a platform to focus on the history of disabled people’s struggle for equality and human rights, and includes the International Day of Persons with Disabilities on 3 December.  
  4. LGBT+ History Month (February): Annual observance to connect with and reflect upon the past, present and futures of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities and equalities in Scotland, UK and the world.  
  5. International Women’s Day and Strathclyde Women’s Week (8 March, plus additional dates): International Women's Day is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women, alongside a call to action for accelerating women's equality. Strathclyde Women’s Week also takes place in early March with a focus on gender equality and women at Strathclyde.

These five key EDI observances were selected by the University and Strath Union as they are high-profile national and/or international observances, they reflect equality groups at Strathclyde and key equality issues for our student and staff communities, and they all take place within university term-time making them accessible to undergraduate students. Faculties, Departments and Services may also mark other EDI observances and days as relevant to their remit and expertise.

Visit the University Chaplaincy webpages for information on faith-based observances.