Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, plus (LGBT+) community

The School of Chemistry is dedicated to supporting staff and students who identify as LGBT+ and creating an inclusive community where everyone feels comfortable and safe.

LGBT+ lunch

Drop-in sessions with members of the Chemistry community, for casual conversations about LGBT+ topics and lives in a safe, relaxed and friendly environment are held on the first Monday of every month. Please see the School of Chemistry Events and Seminars updates for details of the next session.

Pronoun button badges

For our LGBT+ colleagues and students, the pronouns we use for them are a big part of their identity. We can show we care by using the right ones and sharing our own. Pronoun button badges are now available from the kitchen in the Chemistry lounge and the Teaching Lab counter on Level 5.

Chemistry community

The Chemistry Community social group aims to unite staff and students from all backgrounds. They are organising a range of activities to allow staff and students to meet and socialise with other members of the School. More information will be available soon.

Staff

The University LGBT+ Staff Network is open to all members of our LGBT+ staff community and provides a forum where staff can share their experiences and ideas. The chair of the Network meets with the University Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team to provide feedback and work collaboratively to influence policy/practice to further inclusivity. The network also organises monthly/regular socials.

Students

For students the Bristol SU LGBT+ Network and Bristol SU Trans Student Network provide opportunities for all self-identifying LGBT+ and Trans students to socialise, campaign and discuss LGBT+ and Trans issues at Bristol.

Further information on LGBT+

The following external organisations can offer support and further information around LGBT+ awareness:

Report and Support

Bullying, harassment, sexual harassment, assault and discrimination are not acceptable. Students and staff can report something anonymously or get advice.

Acceptable Workplace Behaviour Advisory Service

The University has a network of trained volunteers who provide an informal advisory service to staff who feel they may be experiencing unacceptable behaviour, bullying or harassment at work. The Advisors help people accused of unacceptable behaviour as well as those who are unhappy with behaviour.

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