October is Diversity Month! Following the success of last year throughout October our Edinburgh and Galashiels Campuses will be marking Diversity Month with a range of activities.

Why October? October brings together a number of celebrations including Black History Month, World Mental Health Day and Ada Lovelace Day. We’ll also be using the month to help raise funds for Breast Cancer charities and the SANE Black Dog Campaign which supports raising awareness of mental health issues and providing services for those who need it.

Some centrepiece activities include:

Bike Breakfast: Edinburgh Campus

On 2nd October our ever popular Bike Breakfast will be making a return, held at the Bike Bothy from 8.30am come and meet other cycling enthusiasts!

Colour Run: Edinburgh Campus

Due to popular demand we are pleased to announced that we will be holding a Colour Run at the Edinburgh campus on 7th  October – starting at 10am at Oriam booking is now open.

Advice Hub events - Edinburgh Campus

Tuesday 9 October - Therapets 11.0am - 1.30pm, Student Union

Wedensday 10 Ocotber - FeelsFM workshop 2.15-3.15pm Committee Room 1, Student Union

Thursday 11 Ocotber - Meet and Greet 11am-1pm Advice Hub

'Careless' screening

We are privileged to be screening 'Careless' on Wednesday 10 October 2018 in the Student Union.

The film tells the story of Evie Douglas and addresses a range of mental health issues. We’ll be dedicating time and space for discussion following the screening.

Please join us at Zeros from 4.15pm on Wednesday 10 October.

Breast Cancer Awareness: Edinburgh Campus

We have partnered with the NHS Detect Cancer Early team who are going to be delivering a detect breast cancer early seminar on Friday 12th October. It will be an informative session with a few laughs along the way. This is a free session but spaces are limited so please book your slot via Eventbrite.

Local Market: Scottish Borders Campus

We’re holding our first Local Market at the Scottish Borders on 26th October. If you’re in Galashiels come along and check out the goodies available!

There will be lots more happening, Swing Dance sessions, therapets, BSL Local Plan launch, events for Ada Lovelace Day and financial planning.  More details will be posted so keep checking back.

You can contact us at equality@hw.ac.uk and keep up with what’s happening by following us on twitter @HWUEquality