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Weekly from Sunday 28 October
11:00 - 12:00
University of Reading
Football for all: Diversity Football Sessions
Looking to play football in an inclusion, relaxed and fun environment?
Whatever your sexual orientation, gender identity, race, culture or religion our Just Play sessions are For All.
Whether you're a complete beginner or an experienced player dusting off your trusty boots, our Just play sessions are social and recreational and delivered by friendly, local, qualified coaches.
Cost: £3.50 per person per week
Age: Over 16's
|June - July 2019|
Until Friday 5 July
Library Foyer, Whiteknights Campus
‘A Thousand Words: Student Life Through a Lens’
Throughout 2018/19, seven students studying literature and languages took part in a project titled ‘A Thousand Words: Student Life Through a Lens’.
The project investigated the experiences of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) students at the University of Reading, in order to better understand the challenges they face and to generate suggestions for how to make the University more inclusive.
Project participants were tasked with taking photographs that reflected their experiences of student life at UoR, as well as preparing a short accompanying commentary. Project participants’ images and commentaries are now on display for four weeks in an exhibition in the University Library foyer.
You can also view the images and join the conversation online at https://www.instagram.com/uor_life_through_a_lens/
This project was led by Dr Nicola Abram, Katy Green, and Professor Jane Setter (School of Literature and Languages), and funded by the UoR Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives Fund.
|Saturday 31 August||
Reading Pride 2019
University of Reading Becomes Top 100 LGBT+ Employer
University has achieved its highest ever ranking in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (WEI) 2019, moving into the group of Stonewall's Top 100 Employers for the first time, placed 80 out of the 445 employers submitting for assessment in this year’s index, with a score of 115 out of 200, moving up from a 2018 ranking of 138 (out of 434) and a score last year of 98.
Same-sex married couples
Dr Alina Tryfonidou (Law), Co-chair of the University of Reading LGBT Plus Network has written for the Conversation and the #DiverseReading blog following a judgement by the European Court of Justice in the Coman case, which has granted homosexual spouses the same rights of free movement in the EU as heterosexual couples in countries that don’t recognise same-sex marriage.
University achieves highest ever Stonewall ranking
The University has achieved its highest ever ranking in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (WEI) 2018.
In rankings announced to mark the start of LGBT History Month, we were placed 138 out of the 434 employers that entered this year's index.
University's new Pro-Vice-Chancellors appointed as a job-share
Professors Parveen Yaqoob and Dominik Zaum have been appointed, in a job-share arrangement, as the University’s new Pro-Vice-Chancellors for Research and Innovation.
|2 June||Laylat al-Qadr (Islamic (Sunni) Religious Holiday)|
|4 June||Eid al Fitr (Islamic (Sunni and Shia) Religious Holiday)|
|6 June||Ascension (Eastern; Christian Religious Holiday)|
|8 June||Erev Shavout (Jewish Religious Holiday)|
|9 June||Shavout (Jewish Religious Holiday)|
|9 June||Whit Sunday (Christian Religious Holiday)|
|10 June||Isru Hag Shavuot (Israel) (Jewish Religious Holiday)|
|10 June||Shavuot Yom Tov (2nd Day-outside Israel) (Jewish Religious Holiday)|
|18 July||Fast of 17th Tamuz (Jewish Religious Holiday)|
|10 August||Arafat (Islamic (Sunni and Shia) Religious Holiday)|
|11 August||Eid al Adha (Islamic (Sunni and Shia) Religious Holiday)|
|11 August||Tisha BeAv (Jewish Religious Holiday)|
|15 August||Assumption (Western; Christian Religious Holiday)|
|15 August||Independence Day (India)|
|19 August||Eid al-Ghadeer (Islamic (Shia) Religious Holiday)|
|22 August||Assumption (Eastern; Christian Religious Holiday)|
|26 August||Late Summer Holiday (UK Public Holiday)|
|31 August||Hijri New Year (Islamic (Sunni and Shia) Religious Holiday)|
|31 August||National Day (Malaysia)|
|9 September||Ashoora (Islamic (Sunni and Shia) Religious Holiday)|
|16 September||Malaysia Day (Malaysia)|
|29 September||Erev Rosh Hashanah (Jewish Religious Holiday)|
|30 September||Rosh Hashanah (1st day) (Jewish Religious Holiday)|
|October 2019||Black History Month UK|
|1 - 3 October||National Day (China)|
|1 October||Rosh Hashanah (2nd day) (Jewish Religious Holiday)|
|2 October||Fast of Gdalia (Jewish Religious Holiday)|
|8 October||Erev Yom Kippur (Jewish Religious Holiday)|
|9 October||Yom Kippur (Jewish Religious Holiday)|
|10 October||World Mental Health Day|
|13 October||Erev Sukkot (Jewish Religious Holiday)|
|14 October||Sukkot (Israel) (Jewish Religious Holiday)|