LGBT+ Policy and Support

This page provides information relating to appropriate policy, support and development opportunities available to you as a member of staff at the University.

Equality Reports and documents

Key Policies

For full details see Policies, Procedures and Related Guidance.

Developing and supporting you

Staff Development offers a range of options for developing yourself, such as online courses and resources and face-to-face instructor led sessions on a variety of topics. See their pages for further details.

Sheffield Leader is leadership development for University staff who lead, or have the potential to lead. Participation is by nomination for one of 4 levels which vary according to experience, scope and responsibilities.

The Sheffield Professional is a new initiative which aims to recognise the value of Professional Services staff across the University. To date 2 Registrar events have been held and a website has been launched to enable online networking, sharing of ideas and to celebrate our successes. See the pages for ways to get involved.


DevelopingyouBelow are details of established mentoring programmes across the University. Please follow the links for further details.

Futures Mentoring

Mentoring for Research staff

Think Ahead

E-Learning courses

EThese include:

•Equality & Diversity Essentials
•Disability Confident
•Gender Matters
•Sexual Orientation
•Understanding Bias
•Understanding Equality & Diversity in the REF process.

To access these courses, or for more information, please see E-Learning for Staff.

There are also a range of online resources available to University staff on a range of topics in the Useful Guides Library.

Policy and Procedural support

Support for youBenefits - University benefits are applicable to all and specifically use language which is inclusive of LGBT+ staff. These include core benefits such as annual leave and work-life balance initiatives such as Juice and flexible working.

Pensions - There are 2 pension schemes available to all University employees dependent on grade. See the pension webpages for further details.

University support

University supportIn addition to policies the University offers Networks and confidential counselling to provide support for personal issues.

Personal Harassment Network

Support for You

Parents in Academia