We're passionate about creating an inclusive University for lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff and students.
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.
One way we measure our efforts is by working with Leading LGBT+ charity Stonewall. We're recognised by Stonewall as a top employer for LGBT+ workplace equality and we are ranked 11th in their Workplace Equality Index 2020 – a definitive benchmarking tool that helps employers to measure their progress on lesbian, gay, bi and trans inclusion in the workplace. We are also named as a Top Trans Inclusive Employer.
Our Provost and Deputy Vice-Chancellor Professor Gill Valentine is passionate about developing an inclusive work environment and was named as a Senior Champion by Stonewall in 2020. 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.”
For more information, visit Stonewall's Top 100 Employers 2020.
Report + Support
An online platform for all staff and students to report and access support about harassment and discrimination of any kind.