LGBTQ+ 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.
LGBTQ+ 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 (LGBTQ) 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 LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ work, ensuring that LGBTQ+ inclusion is embedded right across our organisation.
Trans and Non-Binary Inclusion
This page provides resources for both trans staff and managers and colleagues. Access here.
Learn how to engage in acts of allyship to support your LGBTQ+ colleagues, along with strategies for building an LGBTQ+ inclusive organisation.
Access the course through LinkedIn.
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.
As part of our commitment to LGBTQ+ 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 LGBTQ+ Staff.
View our upcoming and past LGBTQ+ events, including Pride and LGBTQ+ History Month celebrations.
A brief guide to common terms used in writing about LGBTQ+ communities and subjects.