DiversityIt is Diversity Day so come along to Chancellor’s Mall and the SLZ between 11.30am and 1.30pm on Wednesday 9 march 2016. The event is being opened by the Mayor of Bolton, Councillor Carole Swarbrick at 11.30am and our Pro Vice Chancellor, Baroness Warsi, will  be speaking. at 11.40am on Why Diversity? and the importance of equality and diversity and the inclusion agenda.

Twenty organisations will be represented, there will be music and dancing on the SLZ stage and exhibitions in the Library. Celebrating Diversity Day has a host of stands and activities to showcase and encourage an understanding of equality and diversity. Here at the University of Bolton we are proud to be part of a multicultural community that is reflected in our vibrant and diverse staff and student body.

There is an additional item for the programme on Wednesday afternoon in the Neville Rolfe Boardroom at 2pm until 4pm.

Dr Ossie Stuart  will be talking on the importance of diversity at universities for both students and staff, and looking at the impact that unconscious bias has on equality and diversity with a particular reference to mental health. This presentation will last no longer than 45 minutes and Dr Stuart  will use the rest of the time for a discussion of issues his talk will raise.  Dr Stuart is a freelance consultant  and trainer and prior to this was an academic at the universities of Oxford, York and Surrey. Please book this session with Kerry Wilcock.

There are four more bookable sessions, listed below. Book these sessions at ku.ca1582534585.notl1582534585ob@yt1582534585isrev1582534585iD4BO1582534585U1582534585 stating clearly in the subject bar which session you are interested in.

12noon -1.30pm. Thriving Dyslexia with Chathurika Kannagara

For both academic and professional services colleagues, the session will concentrate on communicating positive approaches to working with dyslexia and also tools which can be used for working with students with dyslexia. Chathurika is PhD student at the University of Bolton, researching dyslexia and positive psychology. She has already published a number pf papers in distinguished journals.

If you wish to attend this session, and would like a coffee and a sandwich while you are there, please book by 5pm on Monday 7 March 2016

12 noon and 1pm Belrobics

If you’ve never tried belarobics you can see a demonstration on the SLZ stage at 12noon or watch this promotional video here and then try it for yourself at a Belrobics class in the Sports Hall in Bolton One at 1pm. For further just turn up but further details about the class or Belrobics contact Anna Snowden E: ku.ca1582534585.notl1582534585ob@ne1582534585dwons1582534585.a1582534585

12.15-12.45pm Tune in, Chill Out with Yoga Nidra

Yoga Nidra is a deep relaxation experience for anyone feeling the need to let go of tension. No special clothing is required, you just lie down on a yoga mat, close your eyes and enjoy. Room for 15 people only. Led by Deana Morris in the Skills for Success Room, Library.

1.15 -1.45pm Meditation, Relaxation & Reflection

Music, spiritual stories and silence in the Skills for Success Room, Library. More information: ku.ca1582534585.notl1582534585ob@ne1582534585hpets1582534585.nial1582534585pahc1582534585

Sara Burgess
Head of Library/ Diversity Day Champion






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