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LGBTQ+ Support for Allies and Colleagues

As allies and colleagues, it is important to be knowledgeable of the ways in which you can support fellow colleagues and students, and create an inclusive place to work and study.

Please click through the headings below to find documents, resources, and information which will help to support you. For additional queries or support, please contact the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team. 

The LGBTQ+ Staff Network runs a separate mailing list for allies and supportive colleagues and friends. If you would like to be kept informed on LGBTQ+ inclusivity matters and events then please fill in this Form to be added to the mailing list. To find out more visit the LGBTQ+ Staff Network page

LGBTQ+ Senior Allies Network

The LGBTQ+ Senior Allies Network are a group of senior staff who have completed the Stonewall Allies Programme and are committed to helping to create an inclusive culture.

Any member of staff can show their support for a more LGBTQ+ inclusive community by wearing a rainbow lanyard (available from the Staff LGBTQ+ Network).

If you are experiencing discrimination, harassment, and/or bullying, or know somebody who is, please report this as soon as possible and take advantage of the many areas of support that the University offers. 

Dignity and Respect Advisors - a team of trained University and Guild staff who provide a confidential service for those involved in cases of harassment or bullying.

Wellbeing Services - services including psychological therapies (counselling), mental health support, and AccessAbility (disability support). 

Anonymous, Informal, and Formal Reporting - visit the University's Speak Out pages for information on how to report incidents anonymously, informally, or formally. 

Students' Guild Advice Unit - Support on various issues including housing, money, academic concerns, and welfare. 

For further support please contact the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team.