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LGBTQUA+ Staff Network

Welcome to the University’s LGBTQUA+ Staff Network!

This Network provides an opportunity for LGBTQUA+ staff to meet, share their experiences, discuss related issues, access information and support, and organise events.

Learn more about the Network using the links below (or scroll to see more detail):

 

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).

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

  • Izzy Edwards – I dot Edwards dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk.
  • Sam Parr – S dot Parr dot 2 at warwick dot ac dot uk.
  • Stephen Soanes – S dot Soanes at warwick dot ac dot uk.

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

 

What Does the Network Do?

The Network supports LGBTQUA+ staff and furthers LGBTQUA+ equality 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 LGBTQUA+ issues.
  • Consulting LGBTQUA+ staff on related and arising issues.

The Network aims to be welcoming of all LGBTQUA+ staff, actively seeking to be inclusive of all marginalised and underrepresented groups.

Read the Network’s full Terms of Reference here.

 

Who Runs the LGBTQUA+ Staff Network?

The LGBTQUA+ Staff Network, along with the other Staff Networks, is run by and for its members, with administrative support from the university’s ED&I team.

The Chairs of the LGBTQUA+ Staff Network are Izzy Edwards, Sam Parr, and Stephen Soanes. You are welcome to contact the Network Chairs directly:

    • Izzy Edwards – I dot Edwards dot 1 at warwick dot ac dot uk.
    • Sam Parr – S dot Parr dot 2 at warwick dot ac dot uk.
    • Stephen Soanes – S dot Soanes at warwick dot ac dot uk.

     

    What Does LGBTQUA+ Stand For?

    The LGBTQUA+ acronym stands for lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, undefined, asexual, and identities which are subject to similar forms of prejudice and discrimination.

    You can find more information about LGBTQUA+ terminology in the SU LGBTQUA+ Terminology Guide.

     

    As a Non-LGBTQUA+ Person, How Can I Support the LGBTQUA+ Community?

    If you’d like to support LGBTQUA+ people and further LGBTQUA+ equality at Warwick we’d encourage you to sign up to be an LGBTQUA+ Supporters. Find more information about the work we're doing on LGBTQUA+ equality on the LGBTQUA+ Initiatives webpage.

     

    Upcoming Events

    You can see all our events on the Upcoming Events webpage.

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

     

    Other Groups

    If you would like to get involved with organising LGBTQUA+ awareness and education events, please see the LGBTQUA+ Events Group.

    If you would like to get involved with queer & trans pedagogies and inclusive teaching, please see the Trans & Queer Pedagogies Learning Circle.

    If you would like to get involved in organising to bring about positive change for the LGBTQUA+ community, please contact the Rainbow Taskforce .

    If you would like to be a visible supporter of the LGBTQUA+ community, please become an LGBTQUA+ Supporter. You can find more ways to get involved with LGBTQUA+ equality at Warwick on the LGBTQUA+ Initiatives webpage.

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    You may also be interested in:

    ED&I Newsletter

    Support, initiatives, and guidance relating to sexual orientation

    LGBTQUA+ Initiatives - including Trans Web Portal, LGBTQUA+ Supporters, LGBTQUA+ Events Group, and pronoun badges

    Training and Learning

    Taskforces and SIC - including Rainbow Taskforce

    Events - including LGBTQUA+ History Month

    Charters - including Stonewall UK Workplace Equality Index (LGBTQUA+ equality benchmarking exercise)

    LGBTQUA+ Strategy Statement