Diversity Festival

Each year the Diversity Festival provides a focus through which the University actively promotes, challenges and develops an understanding of equality, diversity and multiculturalism.The theme of the 2017 Festival, which will take place from 27th February to 10th March 2017, is "Connect and Thrive"

The Diversity Festival is open to all students, staff and the wider community and will give you a unique opportunity to learn and experience different cultures and perspectives.
The Diversity Festival team are excited to share the Festival 2017 programme of events with a varied range of events which aim to give you a unique opportunity to learn and experience different cultures and perspectives.  The theme of "Connect and Thrive" aims to connect communities and groups and highlight how different groups can continue to thrive, often through adversity.  

From the launch event with Paralympian and Commonwealth Games Medallist Jade Jones, the fortnight is filled with seminars, lectures, workshops and conferences on topics such as the BME attainment gap; crime; racism in football; disabled people and employment; being the best you can be; developing your research career; gypsy, roma and traveller awareness and much more, with the usual mix of fun from African dancing, drumming and Zimbabwean Harmonies workshops!

The full programme of events is available here.

All events are free but booking is essential.  The Diversity Festival events are open to all members of the public, all staff and all students, unless otherwise specified, so do tell your colleagues, friends, students and contacts about the events.

To book a place on any of the events, please click on the Eventbrite link next to the relevant event on the programme. 

In addition to the full programme above, you can see more information on the following events by clicking on the links below:


Questions, comments or suggestions? Email equality@chester.ac.uk