University of Nottingham
Diversity Festival: Embracing and celebrating difference

Festival programme - keynote events

Monday 13 June 2022   |   Diversity festival launch

Monday 13 June 
11am - 3pm (GMT)

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Diversity festival launch

Get involved in our diversity festival launch in the Portland Building. Watch live performances. Visit our stalls and meet our diverse staff and student societies and networks. Visit our language café. Sample diverse food and drink.


Tuesday 14 June 2022   |   Social and economic challenges: into, in and out of higher education

Tuesday 14 June 
10:30am - 12 noon (GMT)

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Social and economic challenges: into, in and out of higher education

Panel discussion hosted by Professor Sarah Speight, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Education and Student Experience, highlighting social and economic challenges and exploring what the university can do to welcome, inspire and support staff and students. 


Tuesday 14 June 2022   |   Acknowledging racism: towards inclusivity and change

Tuesday 14 June 
2:30 - 4pm (GMT)

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Acknowledging racism: towards inclusivity and change

Post pandemic and two years on from Black Lives Matter, an open and frank panel discussion, hosted by Chancellor Baroness Young of Hornsey OBE, exploring the challenges related to racism and sharing lived experiences of moving towards anti-racism.


Monday 20 June 2022   |   Inclusive leadership: leading by example

Monday 20 June
1 - 2.30pm (GMT)

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Inclusive leadership: leading by example

Virtual panel discussion hosted by Professor Katherine Linehan, Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and People, exploring the importance of inclusive leadership and demonstrating how leaderful behaviours can enhance your career journey. 


Thursday 23 June 2022   |   Sphere conference 2022: EDI change in action 

Thursday 23 June
9:30am - 12.30pm (GMT)

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Sphere conference 2022: EDI change in action

Our second Sphere conference aims to bring our university community together to share best practice and research in the field of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and showcase funded Sphere projects from 2019 to 2021.



Festival programme - local events

See the listing below for details of our diversity festival local events and how to register / join the events. Do keep checking the listing as more local events are being added as they are confirmed.


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