Networks and Support

Networks and Support

The University has a number of staff networks, which are staff-led and supported by the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team and Eleanor Glanville Centre.

The groups have individual agendas and terms of reference and are a great way to build contacts with other colleagues from across the University, share experiences and socialise.

Staff Disabilities Network

The Staff Disabilities Network was established in early 2017 with a view to provide a safe meeting place for staff with disabilities and a mechanism through which the University can consult and communicate with disabled colleagues.

The group operates on a voluntary basis and is open to any member of staff, those with disability but also colleagues who have interest in this area and perhaps wish to be an ally.

The group meets 2-3 times a year.

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LGBT+ and Allies Staff Network

Established in 2016/2017, the group is focusing on ensuring that the views and concerns of LGBT+ staff are addressed and considered by the University, and that their interests continue to form a part of the University’s wider equalities agenda.

If you are interested in finding out more about the LGBT+ and Allies Staff Network, please e-mail

People of Colour Network

The People of Colour (POC) Group has been established to focus and address issues that affect colleagues of colour within the University. If you would like to attend or would like further information regarding the POC group, lease contact Dr. Nik Dickerson (, Udeni Salmon (, Patrick Hylton ( or Rhianne-Ebony Sterling-Morris (