Have your say on LGBT+ inclusion

Dear colleague,

Our University is a proud member of Stonewall and earlier this year we were recognised in the top 100 workplaces for lesbian, gay, bi and transgender (LGBT+) equality for the sixth year running.

To help us identify where we are doing well, and the areas where we need to do more work, we complete Stonewall's Workplace Equality Index - an annual benchmarking exercise.

As part of this, we invite all colleagues to fill in a survey seeking views about how the University supports LGBT+ equality.

The survey takes less than five minutes to complete and is open to all staff. The information you provide is entirely anonymous. It will go directly to Stonewall's workplace team and only aggregated scores will be shared with the University.

Last year we had a fantastic response to the survey, and we would like to encourage as many people as possible to have their say this year.

Take the survey

You will need to enter our unique code: 1699. The survey closes on Friday 1 November 2019.

By fostering openness and increasing understanding we can support our LGBT+ staff and students, tackle discrimination, work towards removing barriers, stigmas and prejudices, and create a truly LGBT+ inclusive university. Your feedback will help us in this aim.

With best wishes

Professor Koen Lamberts
President and Vice-Chancellor

Professor Gill Valentine
Provost and Deputy Vice-President
Senior LGBT+ Champion

Our key LGBT+ inclusion work:

  • We are ranked at number 23 on this year's Stonewall Top 100 Employer list in recognition of our progress with LGBT+ inclusive policies, training and awareness campaigns
  • We were recently recognised as a Stonewall Top Trans-Inclusive Employer. Since Autumn 2018 we have held a number of face-to-face training sessions focused on increasing our understanding of trans inclusion and incorporating this into everyday practices
  • Open@TUOS now has over 2,500 supporters from departments and teams across the University
  • Our LGBT+ Staff Network recently won Network Group of the Year at the Stonewall regional awards ceremony for their outstanding work towards LGBT+ inclusion
  • We will continue to make trans inclusion a priority over the coming year
  • We make regular reviews of our policies to update our language and make sure that they are LGBT+ inclusive 

Find out how we're building an inclusive workplace