This page gives a visual overview of a number of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) events that we often mark and celebrate at Imperial.

Dates and details of events can often change, especially between years. If you notice anything incorrect on this web page or our shared Outlooked calendar, or if you have any suggestions about things to add, then please email the EDI Centre.

Outlook calendar

We have created a more detailed shared calendar of EDI days, weeks and months. You can add this to your own calendar application, such as Outlook.

You can just view this EDI calendar online, or you can copy this link to the ICS calendar file and subscribe to the calendar in Outlook. Microsoft has a help article about subscribing to a calendar in Outlook. We recommend subscribing to the calendar, so it stays updated, rather than importing the ICS file.

2023-24 academic year

September 2023

Start of academic year 2022 - 2023

East and Southeast Asian Heritage Month

World Suicide Prevention Day (10)

Rosh Hashanah (15–17)

Bi Visbility Day (23)

Yom Kippur (24-25)

Mid-Autumn or Moon or Mooncake Festival (29)

 Sukkot (29 September - 7 October)

October 2023

Black History Month

Dyslexia Awareness Week (2-8)

Dyspraxia Awareness Week (9-15)

World Mental Health Day (10)

World Menopause Day (18)

International Pronouns Day (18)

Diwali and Bandi Chhor Divas (24)

ACE Week  (22–28)

Intersex Awareness Day (26)


November 2023

Día de los Muertos - Day of the Dead (1-2)

National Stress Awareness Day (1)

Diwali (9-13)

Remembrance Day (11)

Bandi Chhor Divas (12)

National Anti-Bullying Week  (13-17)

Disability History Month (16 November - 16 December)

Transgender Awareness Week (13-19)

LGBTQ+ STEM Day (18)

International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women (25)

December 2023

World AIDS Day (1)

International Day of Persons with Disabilities (3)

Chanukah (Hanukkah) (7– 5)

Christmas (25)

January 2024

Holocaust Memorial Day (27)



February 2024

LGBT+ History Month

Time to talk day (1)

Lunar New Year (10)

International Day of Women and Girls in Science (11)

Lent (14 February - 28 March)

March 2024

Endometriosis Action Month

Women at Imperial Week (4-9)

International Women's Day (9)

Ramadan (12 March - 12 April)

Neurodiversity Celebration Week (13 – 19)

International Day to Combat Islamophobia (15)

Nowruz – Iranian/Persian New Year (20)

Holi (24-25)

International Transgender Day of Visibility (31)

Easter Sunday (31)

April 2024

World Autism Awareness Day (2)

Eid al-Fitr (9-10)

Vaisakhi (13)

Stephen Lawrence Day (22)

Passover (22-30)


May 2024

Mental Health Awareness Week

Deaf Awareness Week (6-12)

National Day for Staff Networks (8)

Black Inclusion Week (13-19)

Global Accessibility Awareness Day (16)

June 2024

Pride Month

Shavuot (11-13)

Eid al-Adha (16-20)

Windrush Day (22)

International Women in Engineering Day (23)



July 2024

Disability Pride Month

International Non-Binary People's Day (14)

South Asian Heritage Month (18 July-17 August)

August 2024

South Asian Heritage Month (18 July-17 August)

UK Black Pride (19)