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Upcoming equality, diversity and inclusion events

This list of equality and diversity related dates, events and awareness weeks (such as Mental Health Awareness Day and Interfaith Week) helps keep our community up-to-date on all EDI events for our staff and students. 

All dates are shown using the Gregorian (Western) calendar. The calendar is accurate, but some dates may vary regionally because they are determined by the lunar calendar. Jewish festivals usually begin at sundown on the previous day.

If you would like to include an event on this calendar, please contact and ask for your event to be tagged EDI.

No events are currently scheduled. Make sure to check our previous events.

Key dates and awareness days 2022


  • 4th January: World Braille Day
  • 7th January: Orthodox Christmas
  • 16th January: World Religion Day
  • 27th January: Holocaust Memorial Day


  • All month: LGBTQ+ History Month
  • 1st February: Chinese New Year
  • 11th February: International Day of Women and Girls in Science
  • 18th February: Care Day
  • 20th February: World Day of Social Justice


  • 2nd March: Ash Wednesday
  • 8th March: International Women's Day
  • 17th-18th March: Holi
  • 21st March: World Down Syndrome Day
  • 31st March: International Transgender Day of Visibility
  • TBC: Disabled Access Day
  • TBC: UK Says No More


  • 1st-30th April: Ramadan
  • 2nd April: World Autism Awareness Day
  • 14th April: Vaisakhi/Baisakhi
  • 15th-23rd April: Passover
  • 15th April: Good Friday
  • 17th April: Easter Sunday
  • 22nd April: Stephen Lawrence Day
  • 23rd April: St George's Day


  • All month: Maternal Mental Health Month
  • 2nd-3rd May: Eid Al-Fitr
  • 4th-9th May: Death Awareness Week
  • 9th-15th May: Dying Matters Week
  • 11th May: National Day for Staff Networks
  • 16th-22nd May: Dementia Action/Awareness Week
  • 21st May: World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development


  • All month: Pride Month
  • 7th-13th June: Carers' Week
  • 20th-26th June: Learning Disability Week


  • 18th July - 17th August: South Asian Heritage Month


  • 18th July - 17th August: South Asian Heritage Month
  • 22nd August: Rashka Bandhan


  •  21st September: World Alzheimer's Day
  • 25th-27th September: Rosh Hashanah


  • All month: Black History Month
  • All month: Breast Cancer Awareness Month
  • 4th-5th October: Yom Kippur
  • 10th October: World Mental Health Day
  • 11th October: National Coming Out Day
  • 18th October: Anti-Slavery Day
  • 18th October: World Menopause Day
  • 24th October: Diwali
  • TBC: Dyslexia Awareness Week
  • TBC: Dyspraxia Awareness Week


  • 20th November: Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • 25th November: Carers' Rights Day
  • 27th November - 26th December: Advent
  • TBC: Interfaith Week


  • 27th November - 26th December: Advent
  • 3rd December: International Day of Persons with Disabilities
  • 18th-26th December: Hanukkah
  • 25th December: Christmas