Sexual Orientation Equality Group (SOEG)

Each year the University participates in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (WEI), a benchmarking tool which evaluates our initiatives and helps us better understand the challenges of creating an inclusive working environment for LGBT employees.

Following on from the University's engagement in these Sexual Orientation equality accreditations, the Sexual Orientation Equality Group meets termly to discuss a range of sexual orientation and gender identity-related issues affecting staff and students at our institution and monitor our Sexual Orientation Equality Action Plan.

The Group is chaired by Dr Michael Wykes, Director of Policy, Planning and Business Intelligence and brings together academic and professional services staff, students and colleagues from the Students' Guild (Exeter) and the Students' Union (Cornwall).

Role Name
VCEG Level Chair Michael Wykes
Academic Member  Jana Funke
Academic Member Rebecca Langlands
PhD/PTA Member Helen Foster-Collins
LGBTQ+ Network Chair Stephen Clifford
Student Wellbeing Helen Anderson
Policy Representative Emma Hilton
Trans Representative  Madi Pollard-Shore
Non-binary Representative Thekla Morgenroth
Penryn Representative Corrina Lowry
LGBTQ+ Society Rep TBC
Students’ Guild VP Welfare and Diversity Katie Heard
SU Community and Welfare Allie Guy
EDI Advisor Tom Caro
EDI Manager Dorcas Cowan
Project Support  Shades Chaudhary