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OPTOM Exhibition – 22nd Nov – 22nd Dec

An exhibition of artwork created by disabled artists will be on display in the OPTOM building care of Disabled Arts Wales, who will have staff there for one afternoon during the month (TBC) where visitors can talk to them about their organisation and purchase merchandise.


Disability Training:

Promoting Disability Equality - 4 Dec 2012 - 10:00 - 12:00

This session gives an overview of the duty to promote disability equality which came
into force in October 2010 as part of the Equality Act 2010. It explores what
‘promoting equality between disabled and non-disabled people’ means for the
University and highlights the key messages derived from the involvement of disabled
people in the development of the Disability Equality Scheme and Action Plan.


Equality & Diversity for Team Leaders and Managers - 6 Dec 2012 - 13:00 - 16:00

Equality and diversity issues are central to the work of Cardiff University. The public
sector duties on all protected characteristics require Higher Education Institutions
(HEIs) to work actively to ensure that all members of the HE community understand
both individual and corporate responsibilities in relation to equality and diversity.

This half-day training session, which is part of the Equality and Diversity mandatory
training, is for anyone whose role involves the design of standards, policies or criteria
or the application of such criteria in decision-making, for example:

  • performance reviews/appraisals and probation;
  • staff and/or student recruitment;
  • student admissions;
  • assessing students;
  • promotions;
  • conducting equality impact assessments;
  • allocating tasks or projects, etc.


LEARN Events

Lunch-time taster sessions for UK Disability History Month

Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning will be running FREE lunch-time taster sessions to mark this important month.

'Mindfulness for Mental Health' - Elaine Sketchley

There are three opportunities to join this session.  Monday 3rd, Tuesday 4th or Wednesday 5th December 12.00 noon to 1.00pm in room 0.52 Main Building.  Booking essential.

‘Creative Writing for Mental Wealth’ Briony Goffin

There are two opportunities to join this session. Monday 3rd and Wednesday 5th December between 12.00 noon to 1.00pm in room 0.53 Main Building.  Booking essential.

‘Were there any disabled people in early modern England?’- Rachel Bowen

Tuesday 4th December 12.00 noon to 1.00pm in room 0.53 Main Building.  Booking essential.
To book a place on one or more of these sessions please email Kelly Cumiskey, please include specific requirements (note-taker, BSL, etc.) Cumiskeyka@cardiff.ac.uk, 029 2087 9330.  RSVP deadline Monday 26th November.  

 

Free Taster-session ‘Sensory creative writing workshop: be inspired by contact with natural objects.’

UK Disability History Month is an annual event creating a platform to focus on the history of disabled people's struggle for equality and human rights.  It runs from November 22nd to December 22nd 2012.

Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning will be running this FREE afternoon taster session to mark this important month.

The title of the session will be ‘Sensory creative writing workshop: be inspired by contact with natural objects’ and will be expertly led by our Creative Writing tutor Susan Morgan.

The session will be held at Cardiff Centre for Lifelong Learning, Room E2.20 on Thursday 6th December at 2.00pm to 4.00pm.  Booking is essential.  Please book your place by Monday 26th November by emailing Kelly Cumiskey Cumiskeyka@cardiff.ac.uk, 029 2087 9330. please include specific requirements (note-taker, BSL, etc.)

SOCSI Event

The Ethics of Human Enhancement and Technology in Elite Sport: The Case of Oscar Pistorius

Wednesday 12th December 2012, 3.00pm – 4.30pm, Room 0.85, Glamorgan Building.

The School of Social Sciences' Medicine, Science and Culture (MeSC) research group, set up to explore, debate, and critique emerging issues/contours in medical and scientific worlds, is hosting a lecture entitled: “The Ethics of Human Enhancement and Technology in Elite Sport: The Case of Oscar Pistorius”.


This session will be dedicated to thinking through, in light of the London Olympics, the fascinating case of Oscar Pistorius and the politics surrounding human enhancement, technology, and ethics in the field of elite sport. Our speaker will be Prof. Mike McNamee from Swansea University. The session will proceed with Prof. McNamee's presentation followed by an open debate involving all attendees. The debate will concern the topic at hand; related issues in the field; and what events members would like to be organised in the coming academic year.


All are welcome, but places are limited. If you would like to attend please contact Gareth Thomas
(ThomasG23@cardiff.ac.uk) or Rebecca Dimond (DimondR1@cardiff.ac.uk).