Pride Month 2022 Events

To celebrate Pride month 2022, we have an exciting programme of events to get involved with, including arts and crafts, pronoun workshops, a panel discussion, and the Pride march.

The events are part of our commitment to eliminate inequality and prejudice through education and action. These events champion our LGBTQ+ community here at Herts, educate around key issues and promote greater visibility and awareness to LGBTQ+ people.

EventDate  and timeLocation

Pride Bingo 

Join the LGBT+ society for 2 games of pride bingo. Prizes include pride flags and vouchers for Gays the Word Book Store. All students are welcome. Find out more here

Open to students

                                         19.00 - 21.00
Tuesday 24 May 2022
                          Spalding Court Common Room

Flag Raising Ceremony  

To mark the start of Pride month, we invite all staff and students to join us for the Pride flag raising on College Lane

We will assemble around the flagpole, located just to the right of the main College Lane reception from 12.00 and the flag will be raised at 12.30

Open to staff and students

                                    12.30 
Wednesday 25 May 2022
                   College Lane Flagpole

Arts and Pride 

The Students’ Union and UH Arts and Culture are collaborating on a stall-based art event for Pride 2022. Come along to join the celebrations and get creative. All are welcome. Find out more here

Open to staff and students

                                      12.00 - 14.00
Tuesday 7 June 2022
                         The Forum Foyer College Lane

Pride March

Our Pride march is back for another year with rainbows, colours, and flags. We invite all students and staff to come along and show your support for the LGBTQ+ community.

We will meet at Hutton lawn, College lane at 12.00 and end the march at the Ele House.

Register for the free event.

Open to staff and students

                                        12.00
Friday 10 June 2022
                     Hutton lawn, College Lane

Pride Bus Unveiling

University of Hertfordshire's brand new UNO Pride Bus is making its debut this June! Come along to just outside the Forum at 11.00 for the unveiling and plenty of photo opportunities.

Open to staff and students  

                                        11.00 - 12.00
Wednesday 15 June
2022
                            Outside the Forum,
College Lane

Pronouns Workshop

If you would like to learn more about pronouns and why and how to use them, join our workshop run by Chloe McKendrick from the Students’ Union. She will be speaking about terminology, misgendering, and how you can bring pronouns into everyday conversation.

Register for this free session.

Open to staff, students, and external delegates

                                            13.00 - 14.00
Wednesday 15 June 2022
                Microsoft Teams

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LGBTQ+ Staff Network Picnic - CANCELLED  DUE TO ILLNESS

The Staff Network is hosting a celebratory picnic. All LGBTQ+ Staff Network members are welcome. Please get in touch with Chris Lloyd, Staff Network Chair, for further information

Open to LGBTQ+ staff network members only  

  

What does Pride mean today?

A lunchtime panel discussion chaired by Mohammed Ilyas, Head of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. All are welcome.

Register for this free session.

Speakers include:

Associate Professor Dr Alana Jelinek

Alana Jelinek is an artist who writes about the role and value of art in society. She's a researcher with the School of Creative Arts and founding chair of AWAG - the Academic Women's Action Group. Alana is an out and proud Lesbian who rides her motorcycle with Dykes on Bikes, leading London Pride since 2019.

Dr Cheryl Holman

Cheryl Holman is the Associate Dean for Academic Quality in the School of Health and Social Work. She is an experienced nurse academic specialising in the care for older people. Cheryl is an enthusiastic and committed learner in all things related to equality and diversity and she enjoys meeting people and hearing their varied stories and perspectives. She is a lesbian and has two children with her partner. She thinks it’s important to celebrate diversity whilst thinking carefully about personal beliefs and attitudes and how they influence everyday life at work and home.

Elijah Beevor

Elijah Beevor is the LGBT+ Society President Elect and in September will be a Level 7 MPhys Astrophysics student. He is also a PAM outreach ambassador for the Department of Physics, Astronomy, and Mathematics and enjoys promoting and celebrating the diversity of those within STEM to a variety of audiences. He is an openly out gay, trans man and is looking forward to spending the next year advocating for his fellow LGBT+ students.

Jo Stuart

Jo Stuart is the Strategic Lead for International, Business Development, Marketing and Recruitment for the University and importantly the Senior Champion for LGBTQ+. She wanted to take on the role as champion because she is passionate about all of us being able to be our authentic selves in all aspects of our personal and professional lives. Although she is a straight, white female, she is committed to understanding the experiences of others and ensuring their voices are heard and represented across the University senior team.

Dr Theo Gilbert SFHEA

Theo Gilbert has been teaching at UH for 22 years, including 14 as a VL, and transitioned at UH from female to male 15 years ago. He helped write the UH's successful application to Stonewall and is an activist for the cognitive skills of compassion being taught and assessed (rewarded) in group/teamwork in HE. The purpose of his last 12 years of applied research in the areas has been to help open more and safer spaces and opportunities for inclusivity in HE task-focused teams, including for the unique voices and perspectives of LGBT students.

Open to staff, students, and external delegates

                                           13.00 - 14.00
Wednesday 22 June 2022
                Microsoft Teams

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LGBTQ+ Staff Network Day Trip - CANCELLED  

The Staff Network has organised a day trip to the Victoria and Albert Museum for their LGBTQ+ Collection Tour. All LGBTQ+ Staff Network members are welcome. Please get in touch with Chris Lloyd, Staff Network Chair, for further information

Open to LGBTQ+ staff network members only

  

Pronouns Workshop

If you would like to learn more about pronouns and why and how to use them, join our workshop run by Chloe McKendrick from the Students’ Union. She will be speaking about terminology, misgendering, and how you can bring pronouns into everyday conversation.

Register for this free session.

Open to staff, students, and external delegates

                                           13.00 - 14.00
Wednesday 29 June 2022
                 Microsoft Teams

Click here to join the meeting