LUU Cultural Calendar

Welcome to our LUU Cultural Calendar for 2021, which includes key international and national events alongside LUU staff events and dates for your diaries. We'll be adding new events regularly, so don't forget to check back.

Is there something you'd like to see added? Get in touch with Courtney Wright, HR Officer (Diversity & Engagement).

May

Monday 03 May

University Closed - Bank Holiday

See staff policy pages for more detail on holiday entitlement.


Wednesday 05 May

Virtual Staff Room

Lockdown Projects - hosted by Matt Broadey. Come and have a chat about all projects creative, personal, or even just little goals you set yourself over the past year.

2-2.30pm

Meeting link available in LUU Key Dates Calendar.

Monday 10 - Sunday 16 May

First UK Black Inclusion Week

The aims of Black Inclusion week are to make us stronger as a community, create a commitment towards change & celebrate and amplify the voices of Black people across the UK.

Visit: Black Inclusion Week

Monday 10 - Sunday 16 May

Mental Health Awareness Week

The theme this year is Nature.

Look out for more resources and activity in our weekly staff comms.

Visit: Mental Health Awareness Week

Wednesday 12 - Thursday 13 May

Eid al-Fitr

Eid al-Fitr, also known as the 'Festival of Breaking the Fast', is a big celebration that marks the end of Ramadan - a time where our fellow Muslim colleagues and students may have been fasting.

Read: 11 Things You Might Not Know About Eid al-Fitr

Wednesday 12 May

National Day for Staff Networks

The theme for 2021 is #togetherness

Here at LUU we have three staff networks: The Women's Collective, The LGBTQ+ Network and the BAME Coalition.

To find out more visit: LUU Staff Networks

Monday 17 May

International Day Against Homophobia, Transphobia & Biphobia

This day raises awareness of the discrimination experienced by the LGBTQ+ community.

Visit May17.org to read news articles from around the world celebrating diversity.

Monday 17 May

Exams Start

The exam period for 2021 is Monday 17 May to Friday 04 June.

You can see the full list of term dates for the University of Leeds academic year here -

Term Dates 2020-2021

Wednesday 19 May

Virtual Staff Room

Q&A with staff network leader Serish Shah. Join in to find our more about our fantastic LUU networks.

2-2.30pm

Meeting link available in LUU Key Dates Calendar.

Monday 31 May

University Closed - Bank Holiday

LUU is closed.

See staff policy pages for more detail on holiday entitlement.

June

Thursday 03 June

Virtual Staff Room

Join Barney Anderson, People Team, for a chat about all things Walking!

2-2.30pm

Meeting link available in LUU Key Dates Calendar.

Friday 04 June

Exams End

The exam period for 2021 is Monday 17 May to Friday 04 June.

You can see the full list of term dates for the University of Leeds academic year here -

Term Dates 2020-2021

Thursday 10 June

Shining Stars Nominations Close

Shining Stars is open to all of our LUU staff, to nominate a teammate, colleague or department. You can nominate at any point during the year but this is the deadline for the Summer 2021 awards.

Nomination Form

Monday 14 June

Staff Voice Group Meeting

Tell us your thoughts. Topics to be confirmed.

Here are your Staff Voice Reps.

Wednesday 16 June

Martyrdom of

Guru Arjan Dev

A day for Sikh's to honour the death of the first martyr of the Sikh faith.

Find out more: BBC Religions

Friday 18 June

Term Ends

You can see the full list of term dates for the University of Leeds academic year here -

Term Dates 2020-2021

Sunday 20 June

Father's Day

A day to celebrate the father figures in our lives.

The day of celebration may vary across countries, but in the UK is traditionally the third Sunday of June.

Tuesday 01 June - Wednesday 30 June

Pride Month

A month to celebrate the diversity of the LGBTQ+ community.

Pride was established after the Stonewall Riots, which took place back in 1969 -

"A reminder of the power of standing together in defiance of those who seek to divide us."