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Welcome to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Staff Network.

The network enables LGBT staff to come together to share information, support and, by signalling a LGBT presence on campus, to ensure we maintain a comfortable and fully inclusive environment in which we can each reach our full potential without fear of discrimination.


The LGBT Network:

  • Provides a forum for networking and a means of peer support between LGBT staff
  • Offers the opportunity for colleagues from all areas of the University to inform and collaborate on LGBT action
  • Communicates information and updates to colleagues interested in LGBT matters
  • Offers a range of training and development opportunities
  • Liaises with other groups, e.g., staff and student societies, to share information
  • Provides information, confidential support and advice on sexual orientation or gender identity issues in response to queries from all colleagues across the University

If you wish to know more about the network, email us on lgbtnetwork@sheffield.ac.uk or just want a friendly ear to talk to, please feel free in confidence to contact:

Network Chair:
Matthew Mears on m.mears@sheffield.ac.uk



Events 2017LGBT History Month 2017

City Events: Full weekend of events taking place in Sheffield, 25-26 February. Please click for further information

At The University of Sheffield Living through Clause 28 Talk - February 28.  Booking information available shortly.




















Our Socials in LGBT History Month

Thursday 9 February     5.00 - 7.00pm  After-work Social:  University Arms, 197 Brook Hill

Monday20 February    12.00 - 1.30pm  Coffee & Lunch time Social: Interval Cafe Bar

For latest information, please follow us on twitter


The Network also provides a space to raise instances of bullying and harassment. If you feel you are facing bullying and harassment on the grounds of sexual orientation or gender identity, please contact the Network. Alternatively, find out the different routes to raise your concerns at Reporting bullying and harassment.

There are a number of e-learning courses covering a variety of different aspects of equality and diversity, as well as the expectations and responsibilities we share to maintain an inclusive culture such as gender matters and sexual orientation. For more information see equality and diversity.

The University’s strategy promises to “provide ambitious staff the opportunity to develop their talents and realise their dreams, drawing on the skills and potential of the widest possible range of colleagues to maximise the benefits of difference”. To learn more see development everywhere


The Network meets formally four times a year, usually between 1pm and 2pm on campus to discuss Network progress and business. We also try to alternate between focussed meetings and open social gatherings where we can catch up over a cup of tea or coffee. All LGBT members of staff are welcome to come along.

We encourage and welcome suggestions for future network dates and would value your input to help shape the future of the group.

We warmly welcome all LGBT colleagues to the Network.


We also have an LGBT Staff Network Google+ page, to network, discuss issues and share stories and resources.


Career development opportunities

The Sheffield Professional initiative helps to ensure that the University values the talent of our professional staff and enables them to develop key skills and experience working across boundaries. The Sheffield Professional webpage holds details of secondments and project opportunities, job swaps and work shadowing.

For latest news and opportunities follow The Sheffield Professional on Twitter @SUProfessional