Staff Equality Networks

We have a number of staff equality networks that colleagues can join. The purpose of these groups varies but generally provide informal networking, peer support, consultation and events. To find out more about each network please see the information below. Links largely lead to internal intranet webpages.

In addition to these groups, we encourage colleagues to ask their Faculty EDI Lead about local networks that may be available to join.

For information on student societies please visit the Guild of Students website.  


Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Staff Network

Promoting race equality through direct, active involvement and consultation on policies and guidance, and providing support, guidance and sign posting.


Carers Network

Providing staff who care for ill or disabled loved ones with an opportunity to share support and advice.


Disabled Staff Network

A forum for consultation and discussion of University policy affecting staff with regard disability issues, raising awareness of disability issues, networking and providing support to disabled staff.

Endometriosis Support Group

A support group for staff with endometriosis and those who would like to better understand the condition. Contact for information

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Female Early Career Researcher Network

An opportunity for members to explore the unique challenges and opportunities of their career stage, as well as network with each other, to create a knowledge sharing environment.


Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans Network

Raising awareness of LGBT issues and promoting inclusion, challenging homophobic attitudes and acting as a confidential support and discussion group for its members.

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Menopause Support Group

This group is open to anyone experiencing the menopause who wants to talk to others in the same situation.


Parents Network

Enabling peer support, sharing of experiences and guidance on managing a career and family life, raising awareness of family friendly policies, and contributing to University consultations.

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Trans and Non-binary Peer Support Network

Informal peer support network for all trans, non-binary, gender non-conforming, or questioning staff and PGR students. Contact for information.

Additional Networks

In addition to the Staff Equality Networks that are supported by HR, there are a number of specialist groups that colleagues are also welcome to join.