Trans awareness training (online)
|Dates:||9 March 2023|
|Times:||12:00 - 14:00|
|What is it:||Workshop|
|Organiser:||School of Environment, Education and Development|
|Who is it for:||University staff|
|Speaker:||Dr Kit Heyam|
This session provides a conversational, non-judgmental space to increase confidence and familiarity around trans issues, and to learn how to create a positive experience for trans students and staff in higher education. We’ll cover the basics of trans identities and related terminology alongside practical aspects of trans inclusivity, including social interactions, supporting trans students pastorally, trans-inclusive pedagogy, and signalling that your university is a trans-friendly institution. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions and discuss problems specific to their area of work, and there will also be an opportunity to ask anonymous questions.
F?or colleagues on the HNAP programme, this session counts towards 0.5 credits (with the usual reflective log completed).
Dr Kit Heyam
Role: Leeds-based writer, academic, trans awareness trainer and queer history activist.
Biography: Since 2015, they have delivered trans awareness workshops and consultancy at organisations across the UK, specialising in the practical aspects of trans inclusivity in higher education. They are the author of Before We Were Trans: A New History of Gender (Basic Books UK / Seal Press, 2022).
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