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Stonewall Survey open for ALL staff

Dear Colleague

We are currently ranked in Stonewalls Top 100 workplace for LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) equality for three years running. To help identify where we’re doing well, and the areas we need to do more work on, we complete an annual benchmarking exercise, and we also ask staff to fill in a survey seeking views about how well we support LGBT equality

This survey only takes about five minutes to complete, and is open to all staff. The information you provide is entirely anonymous and will go directly to Stonewall’s Workplace team and not the University. Once your feedback is collected and analysed, only aggregated scores are shared with us.

Last year we had a fantastic response to the survey, and we would really like to encourage you to please fill it in. To participate, please click on the link below and type in the four digit code, which is unique to the University of Sheffield.

Link: https://www.snapsurveys.com/wh/s.asp?k=146882603160

The University of Sheffield four digit code: 1699

The survey closes on Friday 4th November.

LGBT activities have worked hard over the past year to create an inclusive and open community. The University held its first LGBT STEMinar in January which will be repeated; we our launch of Open@TUoS allies initiative, which offers a clear and visible signal to our LGBT community that our University supports LGBT equality, with a current membership of 850 staff signed up to this; we sponsored Sheffield Pinknic and Pride over the Summer and showed our support by flying the Rainbow flag outside Firth Hall and decorating the Arts Tower windows in the rainbow colours and we started our new academic year spending some in the Student’s Union where new students in particular were very positive and encouraged by this work.

If you would like to find out more about Open@TUoS or any of our equality, diversity and inclusion work, see http://www.shef.ac.uk/hr/equality/focus/lgbt

A staff announcement will shortly be sent out asking ALL staff to participate in completing the survey.

Best wishes

Professor Gill Valentine, Pro-Vice Chancellor of Social Sciences, Senior LGBT Champion

Mr Andrew Dodman, Chief HR & Corporate Officer