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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



University appoints first Muslim Chaplain

We are delighted to welcome Javed Kachhalia, Head Imam at the Abu Bakr Islamic Centre in Reading, as the University’s first Muslim Chaplain.

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The University and RUSU at Reading Pride 2019

On Saturday 31 August 2019, the University of Reading took part in the Reading Pride celebrations! It was a fantastic day and the sun shone for almost all of it!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Diversity diary

September 2019  
 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  
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)
 21 October

Shmini Atzeret - Simchat Torah (Israel) (Jewish Religious Holiday)

Shmini Atzeret (outside Israel) (Jewish Religious Holiday)

22 October Simchat Torah (outside Israel) (Jewish Religious Holiday)
1 November  All Saints' Day (Christian Religious Holidays)
9 November  Prophet Mohammed's Birthday (Islamic (Sunni) Religious Holidays) 
14 November  Prophet Mohammed's Birthday (Islamic (Shia) Religious Holidays)
27 November    Deepavali (Malaysia)
20 November  St. Andrew's Day (Scotland)
8 December   Immaculate Conception (Christian Religious Holidays)
22 December   Winter Solstice, China 
23 - 30 December  Hannukah (Jewish Religious Holidays)  
25 December  Christmas Day (Public Holiday)
26 December 

St. Stephen's Day (Christian Religious Holidays)

Boxing Day (Public Holiday)

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