LGBT+ people form an integral part of our University community. We aspire to a fully inclusive culture where staff feel able to be themselves in the workplace.
LGBT+ Equality Initiatives
Stonewall Diversity Champions
We are proud to be part of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme, the leading employers' programme for ensuring all lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) staff are accepted without exception in the workplace.
We take part in the Workplace Equality Index Benchmarking Survey enabling us to measure our progress on LGBT+ inclusion in the workplace. The structure of the Index encourages people from a range of departments (not just equality and diversity leads) to get involved in LGBT+ work, ensuring that LGBT+ inclusion is embedded right across our organisation.
This page provides resources for both trans staff and managers and colleagues. Access Here.
LGBT+ Supporters Programme
We hope that this programme not only shows visible support for our LGBT+ students and staff, but also contributes towards improving inclusive practice in a range of areas such as in meetings, conversations with colleagues, business practices and/or teaching. Access Here.
LGBT+ Role Models
Read the stories and experiences of LGBT+ staff at the University. Access Here.
We are proud to sponsor and support the annual Bristol Pride festival, taking part in the parade. We also arrange for one of our iconic buildings to be lit in rainbow colours to mark this occasion. Our work in this area was recognised in 2016 when we were named Best Employer and in 2018 for the Best Expo Stall at the Bristol Pride Awards ceremony. Access more information here.
Bristol Trans Support Pledge
In July 2018 we joined with other organisations, community groups and individuals to give full backing to a city-wide pledge to support the local trans community. Access more information here.
As part of our commitment to LGBT+ equality, we introduced rainbow lanyards to serve as a visible reminder of the individual worth, value and equality of each person who belongs to the University. It also serves as a reminder to those outside the University community that the diversity of our staff can only be an asset and is something to be recognised and celebrated.
A social and supportive group for LGBT+ Staff.
Whilst Pride may be celebrated differently this year, it is still important to celebrate the LGBT+ community and strive for LGBT+ inclusion. Read our resources for Pride 2020.
In February, we celebrate LGBT+ History Month, in collaboration between the University LGBT+ Staff Network, Bristol SU LGBT+ Staff Network, Bristol SU LGBT+ Network, Bristol SU Trans Network, and the LGBT+ Society.
A brief guide to common terms used in writing about LGBT+ communities and subjects.