Pride Month 2023 Events

To celebrate Pride, we have an exciting programme of events to get involved with, including our flag raising ceremony and march, and pronoun workshop.

These events are part of our commitment to eliminate inequality and prejudice through education and action, championing our LGBTQ+ community here at Herts and promoting greater visibility and awareness.

EventDate  and timeLocation

Pride flag raising and march

To kick start Pride at Herts, join us for a flag raising ceremony, followed by our march around the College Lane campus, ending with a tasty BBQ outside the Ele house.

Open to staff and students

Wednesday 31 May
Main Reception
College Lane

Pride picnic

Join us for a Pride picnic - everyone welcome to bring their lunch/picnic food, along with some brightly coloured blankets!

Open to staff and students

Thursday 8 June
College Lane campus lawn

My story to tell: proud to be me

Mohammed Ilyas (He/Him), Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion talks about his journey growing up as a young British Muslim of a Pakistani heritage unsure of his identity in the midst of 1980s Britain.

Open to staff and students

Monday 19 June

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 (She/Her), LGBTQ+ Staff Network Co-chair.

Chloe will be speaking about terminology, misgendering, and how you can bring pronouns into everyday conversation.

Open to staff and students

Wednesday 28 June

Pride charity quiz night

Hosted by Sharon Harrison-Barker,  Secretary and Registrar, this quiz night will raise money for charity. Teams can be up to eight people (£8 per person). For more information, and to register your team, contact us.

Open to staff and students

17.30 onwards
Wednesday 28 June
Fielder Centre, Hatfield

Pride in London

For the first time ever, the University will be marching in the London Pride parade on Saturday 1 July! Come along and show your support on such an important day.

Open to all

11.00 onwards
Saturday 1 July

Let’s Talk About Sexual Wellbeing

What might it mean to talk about sexual self-esteem as well as contraception or STI prevention? Sexual wellbeing encompasses more than the medical aspects of our sexual lives, so why don’t we talk about it more? This interactive event will invite you to think about the importance of sexual wellbeing for LGBTQ+ people and beyond, from partner(s) and friends to healthcare professionals and sexual wellbeing specialists. Come and join us and let’s talk about sexual wellbeing.

Because this event is explicitly about sex and sexuality, we are hosting it on Zoom so that people can choose to remain anonymous (you can change your name on screen) or off-camera/mute if they want to. It’s an inclusive session so we want people to feel comfortable.

Open to staff and students

Monday 3 July
Register here

Herts Pride

We will be going along to Herts Pride again this year which will take place in Cassiobury Park in Watford. Come along and join us to celebrate diversity, love, and equality.

Open to all

12.00 onwards
Saturday 19 August
Cassiobury Park