Working together to progress LGBTQUIA+ inclusion
LGBTQUIA+ Staff Network
We recognise the power of Staff Networks, these groups provide an opportunity for staff to connect, socialise, support one another, and discuss issues of relevance to their communities. Staff Networks are run by and for the members. We aim for each Staff Network to be led by a Chair, the key intention behind this role being to embed ownership of the Network within the membership and take a lead on the development of the Network.
The Rainbow Taskforce is an advisory body which makes recommendations to the Social Inclusion Committee on LGBTQUIA+ equality matters (lesbian, gay, bi, trans, queer, undefined, intersex, asexual, and identities which are subject to similar forms of prejudice and discrimination). The Co-Chairs of the Taskforce are members of the Social Inclusion Committee, and one Co-Chair is also a Co-Chair on the Rainbow Network.
Stonewall Self-Assessment Team
The SAT was set up to develop and deliver on the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and associated action plan, informed by Stonewall's feedback on our submission. The SAT also helps gather evidence of good practice across the University. The SAT has a direct report to the Rainbow Taskforce and the Social Inclusion Committee. Membership includes the Rainbow Taskforce Co-Chair and Rainbow Network Co-Chair. The SAT also holds meetings with Social Inclusion Champions to progress LGBTQUIA+ inclusion in departments.
The Rainbow Allies programme exists to empower members of our community to create an open, safe and inclusive environment for all LGBTQUA+ colleagues, students, and visitors at Warwick.