LGBT+

We're passionate about creating an inclusive University for lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff and students.

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We're working hard to create an inclusive University for lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff and students.

One example of our work is Open@TUoS, a network which aims to empower all staff to help create an open, inclusive environment for LGBT+ colleagues and students at the University.

Supporters do this by sharing information, encouraging people to take part in LGBT+ events and training and by encouraging staff to actively and visibly support LGBT+ inclusion.

Our Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Gill Valentine is passionate about developing an inclusive work environment. She said: "I came out at a time when being openly gay was taboo. I experienced discrimination and harassment in the early stages of my career which I overcame in part through the support of straight allies. That’s why I’m passionate about developing an inclusive work environment. Over the past 30 years or so there has been real and positive change in relation to equality and diversity in the workplace and our University has been at the forefront of many innovative initiatives.”

Report + Support

An online platform for all staff and students to report and access support about harassment and discrimination of any kind.