LGBT+ Staff Network
The University has an established LGBT+ Staff Network, which holds regular social events, networking opportunities, workshops and training, as well as providing information and guidance on matters relating to LGBT+. The network offers confidential support and advice to all staff (not only those who identify as LGBT+). Staff are able to report bullying and harassment incidents on the grounds of sexual orientation and gender identity to the Network co-chairs.
The Network is co-chaired by Dr Alys Einion and Ms Cath Elms (read more about the co-chairs below).
The Network is a private group which is only open to Swansea University staff who identify as LGBT+. The members list can only be viewed by the co-chairs, and is open to all LGBT+ staff, regardless of whether they're out at work or not. We hold both private events for members only (which are only advertised within the Network), and public events that are open to all staff and students. We always explicitly state whether events are public or private.
We work with the University to represent the interests of LGBT+ staff in our work environment and Equal Opportunities policies. The network has provided advice and support to the Senior Management team with regard to policies, and instigated and influenced initatives at the University.
If you'd like to join the network, or would like to learn more about LGBT+ issues, email us at email@example.com.