LGBT+ at the University

Here at the University we believe in a truly diverse and inclusive environment. We actively support LGBT+ staff and students and work with them to improve our available resources and facilities. An induction message from our LGBT+ Senior Champion, Provost & Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Gill Valentine outlines our commitment to LGBT+ equality.

These pages provide key LGBT+ information at the University. To find out more and to get involved in our activities contact Julie Campbell at and 0114 222 1499.

Staff Network

LGBT+ Staff Logo 225 x 127The LGBT+ Staff 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 Network meets regularly on a formal and social basis, and actively works with the University to develop initiatives and plan future action to enhance the presence of our LGBT+ community.

LGBT+ Staff Network

LGBT+ Student Committee

Top 100 Employer

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The University has been named as a top 100 employer for lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff for the fifth consecutive year.

Our continued commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion means we’re ranked in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index 2018, the definitive list showcasing the best employers for LGBT+ equality.

We look forward to working with Stonewall to continue our efforts to create an inclusive workplace for LGBT+ staff.

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Open@TUoS group

Our LGBT+ allies initiative, Open@TUoS, launched in January 2016 as a way to engage our whole University community with the importance of fostering a safe and inclusive environment. By registering for Open@TUoS anyone who works at the University, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, can pledge their support for LGBT+ staff and students.

In the lead up to LGBT+ History Month 2018, the University celebrated Open@TUoS through raising awareness of what being an ally means to individuals, and how they actively work to progress LGBT+ inclusion.

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Equality Monitoring

To be the strongest University we can be, we need to attract, grow and engage with talented people from many different backgrounds and lifestyles, and support and develop them to reach their full potential. Our University is one where openness is not only possible, but is welcomed as a central part of who we are as an institution.

This is why we need you to update your equality data.

Updating your data

Support for You

The University has many inclusive policies and avenues of support for both staff and students. For staff, some of these are Flexible Working, Paternity/Partner leave, Parental Leave and Adoption Leave. There are specific LGBT+ resources on the webpages including information on coming out, the Bullying and Harassment Network and the LGBT+ Student Committee.

Support for you

Support in the City 

Latest News

Check out our latest staff news stories for everything from events, achievements, awards and campaigns, including how you can get involved. 

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