Equality Policy Unit (EPU)


University of Leeds, Equality Policy Unit is cited as an example of good practice by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

The Equality Policy Unit (EPU) is the centre for policy development and expert advice on equality and inclusion at the University of Leeds. It is responsible for:

  • supporting the University, including faculties and services, to embed and implement the objectives identified within the Strategy
  • ensuring the University meets its statutory obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty
  • assisting the University to implement inclusive practice through the development of appropriate policies, guidance and support
  • lead the implementation of the Equality and Inclusion (E&I) framework and Strategy
  • providing a policy development and advisory service to the University and its faculties, schools and services
  • promoting and supporting the University’s aspirations to become a national and international sector leader in equality and inclusion

HR, Level 11, EC Stoner Building.  Enquiries: equality@leeds.ac.uk



Latest News:

New 2016 Ramadan briefing available here: http://www.equality.leeds.ac.uk/for-staff/good-practice-guidance/ under the tab Race and Religion.

 The Equality Policy Unit’s 2016 Religious Festivals and Events Calendar is now available to download.



Carers appointment sessions available on the morning of 12th October, to book an appointment or for further information contact mailto:equality@leeds.ac.uk




World Days

  • 10th World Suicide Prevention Day
  • 21st World Alzheimers Day

Awareness Month

  •  National Sickle Cell awareness month – for more information visit http://sicklecellsociety.org/
  • National Blood Cancer month – for further information visit, http://www.leukaemiacare.org.uk/news/support-us-this-blood-cancer-awareness-month
  • World Alzheimers month – for more information please visit, http://www.worldalzmonth.org/en

Awareness Weeks

  • 4th – 10th September Migraine awareness week
  • 12th – 18th September Sexual Health awareness week
  • 13th – 21st September National Eczema week

Awareness Day

  • 11th September –  National Dementia Carers Day – for further information please visit, http://www.nationaldementiacarersday.org.uk/


COMING UP……IN  OCTOBER : BLACK HISTORY MONTH watch this space for updates on events, dates, venues and times

  • 3rd October – Nigerian Independence Day
  • 5th, 6th & 7th October – Black hair exhibition in the LUU Foyer
  • 7th October – Black hair workshop
  • 10th October – Black Mental Health Panel, venue – Pyramid Café
  • 17th October – Politics of Grime
  • 20th October – Phoenix Dance Company, venue – Riley Smith Hall, time: 5:30 pm onwards
  • 26th October – Black Lives Matter UK – Voices from the front line