Staff Networks

Our staff networks provide a safe space for colleagues with shared identities or circumstances to connect with others, share experiences and challenge organisational practices to create a more inclusive working environment.

Staff networks offer regular meetings and events for their members, and are also consulted on University policy and guidance, to ensure that the voices of members are heard and reflected in the decision-making process. Our Staff networks therefore play a key role in making the University better and more inclusive.

Our staff networks are only open to members of staff (including Postgraduate Researchers) at the University. Students who are interested in connecting with others with shared identities, circumstances or interests can do so through student groups. Students can also find out about the work being done to create an inclusive student community

For more information about our current staff networks, click on the links below.

Voice & Influence Group

All of our staff network chairs meet quarterly as the Voice & Influence Group.  The meetings are run by the EDI 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. 

Senior Executive Sponsors

Each staff network has a Senior Executive Sponsor who is a senior member of staff at the University. Find out more about our Senior Executive Sponsors, what they do, and why they have taken on the role. 

Staff Network Agreement

Read the Staff Network Agreement for more information about the purpose, requirements and support provided to staff networks.

Staff Network Agreement (PDF, 433kB)

Staff Network Agreement (Office document, 21kB)

Staff Network Guide

For more information about how to set up a staff network and the running of a staff network, please read our Staff Network Guide. 

Staff Network Guide (PDF, 410kB)

Staff Network Guide (Office document, 22kB)

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