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Support for staff in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

This page is your one stop shop for staff support. Here you'll find a variety of resources available to you across the university. Explore the information below to discover the networks that you can join.

University of Sheffield Networks

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Molecular Biology and Biotechnology Women in Science (MBB WinS) hold a monthly Cake Cafe where our postgraduates, researchers and academic staff can get together informally to talk about career paths, eat cake, and inspire each other. Everyone in the department is welcome to join us.

For updates, events and contacts please visit the MBB WinS web pages.


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Harassment Network

The University Personal Harassment Network is staffed by volunteers from across the University who have received specialist training in the Harassment Policy and Procedures. They are available to provide information on a confidential basis to any member of University staff who feels they are being harassed.

Dawn Green, based in the Molecular Biology and Biotechnology/Biomedical Science main office, is our departmental harassment officer (ext. 24230)

The university counselling service provides an opportunity to talk in confidence about difficulties, experiences, feelings, thoughts and problems that may be concerning you. They provide individual counselling sessions and run the "skills for life" programme.

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Women@TUoS Network

Established in 2012, the NETwork aims to support women staff in their career development by acting as a forum for discussion and a unified voice to help raise issues and address career challenges that women face. The NETwork provides informal mentoring and networking opportunities, access to a range of role models, and a variety of initiatives to improve retention and promotion for women.

It is open to academic, research, teaching and professional services staff. The Network has it roots in the Faculties of Science and Engineering, but is relevant to women across the University and welcomes all interested parties to join and get involved.


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LGBT Staff Network

The network enables LGBT staff to come together to share information, support and, by signalling a LGBT presence on campus, to ensure we maintain a comfortable and fully inclusive environment in which everyone can reach their full potential without fear of discrimination. The network:

  • Provides a forum for networking and a means of peer support between LGBT staff
  • Offers the opportunity for colleagues from all areas of the University to inform and collaborate on LGBT action
  • Communicates information and updates to colleagues interested in LGBT matters
  • Offers a range of training and development opportunities
  • Liaises with other groups, e.g., staff and student societies, to share information
  • Provides information, support and advice on sexual orientation issues in response to queries from all colleagues across the University

LGBT Staff Network

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The Staff & Disability Network

The Staff & Disability Network is organised by individual staff members and run for the benefit of staff. It aims to bring together members of the University community with a physical or mental impairment, (either declared or undeclared) in an informal and relaxed way, in order to meet each other, gain or offer support, participate in social activities, and share experiences.

The network further aims to work in partnership with the University, to increase understanding, and to organise and participate in awareness raising and diversity activities, in order to help further the University’s goal of creating a fully inclusive environment in which we can each reach our potential without fear of discrimination.

You can contact the network via this address and further information can be found on the Staff & Disability Network web pages.

Staff & Disability Network