Our Staff Networks provide a safe space for colleagues sharing particular circumstances or characteristics to connect with others, share experiences and challenge organisational practices to create a more inclusive working environment.
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.
Disabled Staff Forum
The Disabled Staff Forum provides a platform for disabled colleagues where experiences can be shared and policy/practice can be influenced to minimise any barriers. The Forum also works to raise awareness of visible and non-visible disability-related issues.
Childless Staff Network
Whether you’re childless due to infertility or circumstance, the University of Bristol 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.
The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) choir at the University of Bristol is open to all staff and students to express their feelings, especially around issues of equality, diversity and inclusivity. The small and welcoming choir is open to all who want to get involved in the creative process and to sing.
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 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.
Staff Who Stammer
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.