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LGBTQUIA+ Staff Network

Welcome to the LGBTQUIA+ Staff Network

The network provides an opportunity for LGBTQUIA+ staff to meet, share their experiences, discuss related issues, access information and support, and organise events.

What Does the Network Do?

The Network supports LGBTQUIA+ staff and furthers LGBTQUIA+ liberation by:

  • Organising social events for its members.
  • Organising activities to inform and support its members.
  • Providing community-building opportunities.
  • Providing a regular forum for discussing LGBTQUIA+ issues.
  • Consulting LGBTQUIA+ staff on related and arising issues.

The Network strives to be welcoming of all LGBTQUIA+ staff, actively seeking to be inclusive of marginalised and underrepresented groups within the LGBTQUIA+ community.

You can access the Network’s full Terms of Reference here.Link opens in a new window

How Can I Get Involved With the Network?

To find out about the Network’s activities on an ongoing basis, please join the JiscMail distribution list (the name and email address you sign up with will only be visible to the list administrators). The network also has a Teams space and a WhatsApp chat, accessible by contacting one of the Chairs to request access.

If you’d like to get in touch with a named individual, you are always welcome to contact one of the Network Chairs directly.

If you are not comfortable attending group events at this time and would prefer to meet initially with an LGBTQUIA+ member of staff on a one-to-one basis, we’d encourage you to request a buddy via the LGBTQUIA+ Staff Network Buddy Scheme.

The LGBTQUIA+ Staff Network is run by and for its members. We welcome expressions of interest from LGBTQUIA+ staff who would like to become actively involved in running the Network.

The LGBTQUIA+ acronym stands for the community of lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, undefined, and intersex people, people on the asexual and/or aromantic spectra, and people whose identities are subject to similar forms of prejudice and discrimination.

If you'd like to know more about LGBTQUIA+ terminology, read our introduction to key LGBTQUIA+ terms and concepts, or refer to our glossary of LGBTQUIA+ terms.

Other relevant groups at Warwick

Queering University programme

The programme supports staff and students to develop, implement, share and sustain queer pedagogies and perspectives. It encourages teaching & learning, pastoral, and other practices that are inclusive of trans and LGBTQUIA+ people, and improves understanding in the classroom and wider university settings.

Trans & Queer Pedagogies Learning Circle

The circle engages in discussion, explores existing literature and practice, shares teaching and learning practices, as well as exploring the LGBTQUIA+ student learning experience. Outcomes from the Circle include a greater awareness of the LGBTQUIA+ student experience, the concept and practice of queer pedagogy, and the provision of guidance through case study, workshops, masterclasses and other events, as well as collaboration between peers.

Rainbow Taskforce

Formally known as the LGBTQUIA+ Taskforce, but shortened for ease, the taskforce represents the LGBTQUIA+ community of staff and students, advocating for positive change and holding the University to account on relevant issues. The taskforce consults on a wide range of issues affecting the LGBTQUIA+ staff and student experience at Warwick, making recommendations and taking action in support of LGBTQUIA+ equality, diversity, and inclusion.