Our Staff Networks provide a safe space for colleagues with shared identities or circumstances to connect with others, share experiences and challenge organisational practices to create a more inclusive working environment.
Staff networks offer regular meetings and events for their members, and are also consulted on University policy and guidance, to ensure that the voices of members are heard and reflected in the decision-making process. Our staff networks therefore play a key role in making the University better and more inclusive.
For more information about our current staff networks, click on the links below.
Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Network
The BAME staff network aims to create a community for both academic and professional members of staff from Black Asian Minority Ethnic (BAME) backgrounds, where we can connect with each other and feel a sense of belonging. Through sharing our experiences, we endeavour to bring BAME perspectives and fresh ideas that helps drive change to ensure that the University of Bristol is welcoming to all.
Childless Staff Network
Whether you’re childless due to infertility or circumstance, the Childless Staff Network is here as a supportive, friendly, and compassionate community. Join a group of staff who 'get' what it’s like to be a childless person in a workplace environment and who would like to share experiences, access a support network and/or raise awareness of childlessness at work.
LGBT+ Staff Network
The LGBT+ Staff Network is open to all LGBT+ staff, and provides a space where staff can share their ideas to influence more inclusive policies, support Pride and ensuring LGBT+ visibility across the University. The network hosts regular socials and meetings for members.
Neurodiversity Staff Network
Parents and Carers Staff Network
Supporting and retaining staff who take time out to start a family or care for a loved one is a challenge associated with a work/life balance. The Parents and Carers Network provides a space to talk to others in similar situations and identifies changes to current policy and practice that could better support parents and carers at work.
Voice & Influence Group
All of our Staff Network chairs meet quarterly as the Voice & Influence Group. The meetings are run by the Staff Inclusion Team and provide opportunities for all network chairs to collaborate, share and be involved in wider University activities including policy consultation and Diversity & Inclusion events.
Staff Network Charter
Read the Staff Network Charter for more information about the purpose, requirements and support provided to staff networks.
Set up a staff network
If you would like to set up a staff network, please read the "Requirements of a staff network" and "How to set up a staff network" sections of the Staff Network Charter and email email@example.com.