Engagement & Involvement

Solutions to important problems depend increasingly upon collaboration: between staff and students, across disciplines and in partnership with others locally, nationally and internationally. We aim to build inclusive teams, maximising the benefits of difference and drawing on the skills and potential of the widest possible range of colleagues.

The University of Sheffield is committed to working with and involving people. This includes welcoming and supporting the development of staff networks

Staff Networks

DiversityPeopleHorizS.jpgStaff networks are run by staff for staff and bring together people from all faculties, departments and services that identify with the group.

Staff networks fulfil various functions including providing opportunities for social interaction, peer support and personal development. Staff networks can also contribute to the development of University policies and working practices.

The University of Sheffield recognises the value of self organised groups in creating an environment that respects the diversity of staff and enables them to derive maximum benefit and enjoyment from their involvement in the life of the University.

We aim to support these networks by:

  • Helping to 'set up' the network;
  • Promoting the networks to new and existing employees;
  • Listening constructively to any employee concerns raised through the staff networks;
  • Taking part in initiatives developed by the staff networks

See below for links to University Staff Networks and Faculty Equality Committees.

l Women@TUoS Disability Network

BME Network

We are currently setting up a staff BME Network. Please contact us if you would be interested in working with us to develop this.

Harassment Network Parents@TUos Adopters Group
For further information or to discuss setting up an alternative Equality Network, please contact Julie Campbell on j.l.campbell@sheffield.ac.uk or ext. 21499