Diversity festival

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Monday 13 - Friday 24 June 2022

Get involved! Celebrate the diversity of our university community. 

Attend live keynote and local events. Enjoy live music and dance performances. Sample diverse food and drink. Listen to University Radio Nottingham (URN) broadcasts and mixtapes showcasing diverse music. Take part in our cultural exchange to share stories and experiences and celebrate diversity across all areas of the university. 

Professor Katherine Linehan

My ambition is to create a diverse and inclusive staff and student community where everyone is given equal opportunity to thrive and showcase their talents. Our second diversity festival will continue to embrace and celebrate difference and will help us foster an environment in which people feel comfortable and valued, bringing their authentic self to the university to work or to study

Professor Katherine Linehan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and People

Keynote events

Get involved in our diversity festival launch, attend our live events and celebrate the diversity of our university community.

 Festival programme 

Diversity festival launch artwork

Monday 13 June, 11am - 3pm

Get involved in our formal opening. Enjoy live music and dance performances. Meet our diverse staff and student societies and networks. Sample diverse food and drink.

In Person

Celebrating Diversity artwork

Monday 13 - Friday 24 June

Listen to URN live broadcasts and mixtapes featuring diverse music. Sample diverse food and drink. Embrace and celebrate the diversity of our university community.

In Person

Social and economic challenges; Into, in and out of higher education

Watch the recording

Panel discussion highlighting social and economic challenges and exploring what the university can do to welcome, inspire and support staff and students.

Online and in Person

Acknowledging racism: towards inclusivity and change

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Post pandemic and two years on from Black Lives Matter, this open and frank panel discussion will explore the challenges related to racism.

Online and in Person

Inclusive leadership: leading by example artwork

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Panel discussion exploring the importance of inclusive leadership and demonstrating how leaderful behaviours can enhance your career journey.


Sphere conference 2022 artwork

Watch the recording

Bringing our university community together to share best practice and research in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion.



Meet our contributors

See the full list here

R Mokaya

Professor Robert Mokaya
Professor of Materials Chemistry and Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Global Engagement

David Woolley

David Woolley
Director of Student & Community Engagement, Nottingham Trent University (NTU)

Ifeoluwa Oyedeji

Ifeoluwa Oyedeji 
UoN Students' Union Liberation Officer (2022/23)

Baroness Lola Young
Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE
Chancellor, University of Nottingham


Celebrating diversity beyond our festival

We're working with staff and students to promote other events taking place across the university

Disability Recognition Month 2022 at the University of Nottingham
Disability Recognition Month 2022: events
Black History Month 2022 artwork
Celebrate Black History Month 2022
Selection of different coloured small sweets


Equality, diversity and inclusion here at the university

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are vital for our student and staff community. We support a wide variety of activities, from short-term working groups focused on specific issues to wider initiatives to help develop training for all staff.

Read more about equality, diversity and inclusion