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EDI Events

Here you will find details of past and upcoming Equality, Diversity and Inclusion events for staff at DCU.


June marks LGBTQ+ Pride Month and we are delighted to host a variety of events for all DCU staff. Register now

On Wednesday 15th June, as part of the HR EDI Pride Programme 2022, we honoured to be joined by Rebecca Tallon de Havilland for a lunchtime seminar. During this session, Rebecca spoke with DCU's own Barry Mulcahy (Head of Learning and Organisational Development) about her LGBTQ+ activism and campaigning work as well as her own personal experiences as a trans woman and human rights advocate. 

Watch the seminar now. 

If you are affected by any of the issues discussed in this seminar, support is available. All DCU staff members have 24/7 free, confidential access to professional support through our Employee Assistance Program

Support is also available through: 
Samaritans 116 123
National LGBT Helpline 1800 929 539
Transgender Family Support Line 01 907 3707
Womens Aid 1800 341 900
Mens Aid Ireland 01 5543811


On Friday 19th November, the EDI team hosted a Men's Health lunchtime seminar in celebration of International Men's Day 2021. 

Dr Brendan Egan from DCU School of Health & Human Performance presented a life course perspective on men's health by focusing on the strategies that support healthy ageing from young adulthood through to older years. 

Watch the seminar

In celebration of Black History Month 2021, the DCU Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit, in collaboration with the DCU Centre of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion, hosted a virtual event titled ‘Celebrating Black Excellence - Linda Keitasha in conversation with Mr. Bashir Otukoya, Assistant Professor in the School of Law and Government.'

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The DCU Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Unit invited all colleagues to join a virtual LGBTQ+ Pride Poetry reading in celebration of Pride Month 2021.

Poets from the DCU School of English - Conall Molloy, Kit Fryatt and Rachel Ramirez-Ward - read a selection of their work and then took part in a discussion about queerness and poetry, moderated by Tapasya Narang. 

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In June 2021, the DCU Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit hosted a one hour Allyship Awareness event for all DCU staff in as part of it's Pride Month 2021 programme. This session provided insight into the meaning of allyship and what steps DCU staff can take to be an inclusive colleague, friend and family member.

Watch the recording.

To mark IDAHOBIT (International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, Interphobia and Transpohbia), the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit hosted a lunchtime event on Monday, 17th to explore what homophobia is, its impacts and how we can all take action to stop homophobia, biphobia, interphobia and transphobia in order to create a safe university community. The event included contributions from DCU's Anti Bullying Centre
Certified Proud and DCU Students' Union.  

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This video addresses issues relating to homophobia, biphobia, intersexism and transphobia to mark #IDAHOBIT. In this special lunchtime event, we hear first-hand accounts about the discrimination the LGBTQ+ community face everyday for being themselves.

We celebrate the courage and determination of ordinary women who play and extraordinary role at DCU. ordinary women whose everyday actions make extraordinary things happen. We are the women of DCU.