Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, plus (LGBT+) community
The LGBT+ society offers support for and aims to unite the LGBT+ population of the University of Bristol.
Our students are invited to get involved in the LGBT+ parenting scheme. The LGBT+ society's family system is a great way to get to meet other LGBT+ students and form strong friendships. 'Kids' are typically incoming first years, who are assigned to a duo or a trio of older years, who act as 'parents'. Families tend to pre-meet together before society events, hosted at parents houses, and parents may help newbies to get to know Bristol and the society.
Kids may choose to be part of a social family (gatherings will mainly focus around society events) or social and support (families that are more involved and can provide support if desired). We also offer a trans family (where all the kids and parents self-identify as trans) and an alcohol-free family. Sign-up to be a parent (second years and above) or sign-up to be a kid. More information is provided on the forms themselves.
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.
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.
LGBT+ STEM day
Wednesday November 18th 2020 is LGBT+STEM day, the International Day of LGBTQ+ People in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
The campaign is organised by four groups: Pride in STEM, House of STEM, InterEngineering, and Out in STEM; and is supported by over 40 organisations including CERN, the European Space Agency, and Wellcome. A day of recognition honours the memory of LGBTQ+ scientists who came before us and supports those who are currently in STEM. In the School of Biochemistry, we believe it should be possible to follow your passion whilst being yourself.
Positive Working environment
The School acknowledges that as a provider of education, no member will be discriminated against in any working practices, in relation to personal characteristics such as age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy & parentship, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation. The University has an established policy and framework for acceptable behaviour in the workplace and is committed to Bristol's Zero Tolerance approach to gender-based abuse. The University has introduced a Report and Support service for reporting unacceptable behaviour.
These pages offer more information about the University's PositiveWorking@Bristol.
Further information on LGBT+
The following external organisations can offer support and further information around LGBT+ awareness: