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16 Nov 2022

Share your views on International Men's Day

We are inviting our colleagues who identify as men to share their views and experiences on being part of our University community in an upcoming focus group.

The event will take place on-campus on Tuesday, 22 November at 1.00 to 2.30pm. 

The focus group is part of a series of sessions which will form an essential part of the University’s work on equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and our EDI chartermarks. The University is part of the Athena Swan charter, which supports progress on gender equality and recognises gender as a spectrum. This session forms part of our gender equality work. 

Please note: sessions with other groups, including women and trans and non-binary staff and students, as well as open call sessions will be running November 2022-March 2023. 

An important feature of all chartermarks is hearing directly from staff and students from groups with different protected characteristics. Listening and consulting colleagues was a key feature in the development of the new EDI strategy, and we are committed to continuing with this approach.

The views we gather through these sessions are vital to the chartermarks - they will help us to better understand where the University is doing well with EDI, where there are ongoing challenges and will feed into the actions plans we develop to ensure that the University is a great place of work and study for all its staff and students. Read our focus group FAQs for more information.

Book your place 

The session is taking place on-campus on Tuesday, 22 November, 1.00-2.30pm. Places are limited so colleagues are encouraged to book their place early. Register for a place.

International Men’s Day

On 19 November, International Men’s Day celebrates worldwide the positive value men bring to the world, their families and communities, highlighting positive role models and raising awareness of men’s wellbeing.

We encourage our male colleagues – alongside our wider University community- to be mindful of their health and wellbeing and make use of the array of resources and opportunities available. Find out more about staff wellbeing.