Staff Networks

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 aims 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 establish the networks;
  • 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 staff networks

The University's Staff Networks

LGBT+ Staff Network block Women@TUoS Disability Network
BAME Network Parents@TUos Adopters Group

For further information or to discuss setting up an alternative Equality Network, please contact the HR team at