National Inclusion Week aims to raise awareness of diversity and inclusion in the workplace. This year the theme is Time to Act: The Power of Now, and Edinburgh Napier University is taking part to celebrate the diversity amongst our staff and students, and to promote and recognise all our staff networks! This is a great opportunity to understand and discuss challenges around different inclusion themes, meet colleagues and promote resources and support available to all.
During the week of Monday 26 September, you can expect a range of different events happening across our campuses and you’ll receive a special newsletter with useful information and resources, and more updates on inclusion activities across all areas of the University.
Get involved and save the dates! The programme for the week can be found below:
Carers Network - Coffee Catch up
Sighthill Campus, 0.D.09 (the social space opposite Espresso Lab)
Monday 26 September from 10.30am until 11.30am
The Carers Network is organising a Coffee Morning. Gary Hutchison, our Senior Leadership Team sponsor, will be there to present the Network to colleagues, old and new. Everyone is welcome!
Connecting the LGBT+ Business Community in the UK and Beyond
Bright Red Triangle Startup Studio, 10 Bainfield Drive, Arthur’s Seat House, Edinburgh, EH11 1AR
Monday 26 September from 4pm until 7pm
Bright Red Triangle is hosting an event in collaboration with OutBritain (the UK’s first LGBT+ Chamber of Commerce) to look at being a LGBT+ business or business owner, and how you can connect with other businesses and those looking for diverse suppliers across the globe. 'Connecting the LGBT+ Business Community in the UK and Beyond' will showcase successful stories from within the community, while also giving people an insight into the challenges. We know that those in the LGBT+ community can have barriers in their way to accessing certain resources, so this event will aim to inform and highlight the people out there who can help you with your entrepreneurial journey.
The event will consist of live speakers, recorded presentations, and some panel discussion/Q&A.
We will also have refreshments available throughout the evening.
Secure your place here.
"Small Steps; Big Impact" with DLTE
Tuesday 27 September from 2pm until 3pm
There are small steps which teaching and support staff can make, which can have a big impact on the wellbeing, inclusion and the resulting academic success of our students in our programmes.
We will look at research carried out by our student intern, Aanuoluwapo Adefioye, which explores issues affecting social integration and academic performance of international postgraduate students, and strategies which DLTE and teaching staff can employ to support successful academic and personal integration.
Save the date in your diary and join the webinar here
LGBT+ Network's September face-to-cace coffee and catch up
Thursday 29 September from 2pm until 3pm
The LGBT+ Network is organising their third face-to-face coffee and catch up session, for Bi Visibility Day. All colleagues are welcome, regardless of whether you identify as bisexual/biromantic, LGBT+ or an ally.
Save the date in your diary and join us for a friendly chat. You can also email the LGBT+ Network if you are planning to come along (optional).
Women's Network's Social
Thursday 29 September from 4pm until 6.30pm
The vision of the Women’s Network is to create a forum to champion gender equality, promote the voice of women and influence meaningful change within the university environment. Join us for our first social event of the new academic year. It’s a great opportunity to meet the co-leads, Claire Taylor and Sonya MacVicar, as well as other members and colleagues. All welcome.
Save the date in your diary and email the Women's Network if you are planning to come along (optional).