EDI Calendar Events and Training

2021-09-08 Equality and Diversity Inclusion

EDI Staff and Student Trainings

We take training seriously at the United Colleges Group. During regular Continuous Professional Development (CPD) days, we sponsor staff training on diversity initiatives, unconscious bias, mental health awareness, and inclusive policies, among other topics. We also incorporate introductory EDI training into student inductions at the start of term. If you would like to know more about the trainings we offer or you are interested in hosting a training for our staff and/or students, please reach out to the EDI team at equality@ucg.ac.uk.

Upcoming Events

EDI Calendar: Academic Year 2021

September 2021

  • Rosh Hashanah (6th-8th)
  • International Literacy Day (8th)
  • World Suicide Prevention Day (10th)
  • Yom Kippur (15th-16th)
  • Bisexual Awareness Week (16th – 23rd)
  • Celebrate Bisexuality Day (23rd)
  • World Alzheimer’s Day (21st)

November 2021

  • Trans Awareness Month (1st-30th)
  • Stress Awareness Week (1st-5th)
  • Transgender Awareness Week (13th-20th)
  • Anti-Bullying Week (15th-19th)
  • International Men’s Day (19th)
  • International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (25th)
  • Hanukkah (28th-December 6th)
  • St. Andrew’s Day (30th)

October 2021

  • Black History Month (1st-31st)
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month (1st-31st)
  • National Inclusion Week (1st-4th)
  • Dyslexia Awareness Week (5th-11th)
  • World Mental Health Day (10th)
  • National Coming Out Day (11th)
  • Show Racism the Red Card (16th)
  • World Food Day (16th)
  • International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (17th)
  • Anti-Slavery Day (18th)
  • World Menopause Day (18th)
  • Ace Week (Asexuality Week) (24th30th)
  • Intersex Awareness Day (26th)

December 2021

  • World AIDS day (1st)
  • International Day for the Abolition of Slavery (2nd)
  • International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3rd)
  • Human Rights Day (10th)
  • Christmas (25th)
  • New Year’s Eve (31st)

EDI Calendar: Academic Year 2022

January 2022

  • New Year’s Day (1st)
  • World Braille Day (4th)
  • Cervical Cancer Prevention Week (7-13th )
  • Holocaust Memorial Day (27th)
  • Mental Health Awareness Week (9th-15th)
  • World Religion Day (16th)
  • Martin Luther King Day (17th)

March 2022

  • Shrove Tuesday (1st
  • St. David’s Day (1st)
  • Eating Disorders Awareness Week (1st-7th)
  • International Women’s Day (8th)
  • St Patrick’s Day (17th)
  • CSE Day (18th)
  • Holi (18th)
  • International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (21st)
  • World Down Syndrome Day (21st)
  • Mother’s Day (27th)
  • World Bipolar Day (30th)
  • International Transgender Day of Visibility (31st)

May 2022

  • Deaf Awareness Week (2nd – 8th)  
  • Eid al-Fitr (3rd)
  • International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (17th)
  • Mental Health Awareness Week (13th -20th)
  • Agender Pride Day (19th)
  • World Schizophrenia Day (24th)
  • Pansexual & Panromantic Awareness Day (24th)

July 2022

  • International Nonbinary People’s Day (14th)
  • Eid al-Adha (9th – 10th)
  • International Day of Friendship (30th)

February 2022

  • LGBT History Month (1st - 28th)
  • Sexual Abuse & Sexual Violence Awareness Week (7th-13th)
  • World Cancer Day (4th)
  • International Day Against FGM (6th)
  • National Apprenticeship Week (7th-13th)
  • International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11th)
  • Valentine’s Day (14th)

April 2022

  • World Autism Day (2nd)
  • Ramadan (2nd – May 1st)
  • International Asexuality Day (6th)
  • World Health Day (7th) (academic holiday)
  • Passover (15th-23rd)
  • Good Friday (15th)
  • Easter (17th)
  • Stephen Lawrence Day (22nd)
  • Earth Day (22nd)
  • St George’s Day (23rd)
  • Lesbian Visibility Day (26th)

June 2022

  • Diabetes Awareness Week (10th-17th)
  • Carers Week (TBC)
  • Autistic Pride Day (18th)
  • Father’s Day (19th)
  • Refugee Week (20th – 26th)
  • National Windrush Day (22nd)