Welcome to the University of Westminster LGBT Staff Network

Welcome to the University's LGBT Staff Network. We welcome all individuals who work for the University, who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT).

What does the UoW LGBT Staff Network do?

The LGBT Staff Network provides information and support to staff, assists with co-ordination of social and educational events and helps the University to advance equality by:

  • Providing a regular forum for discussing diversity issues at work
  • Promoting awareness raising initiatives e.g. campaigning for zero tolerance against homophobic and transphobic bullying and harassment 
  • Providing networking opportunities
  • Organising social events to celebrate diversity and inclusion
  • Arranging cultural development events, such as LGBT History Month, to celebrate the achievements of LGBT people.

University of Westminster is part of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme. The programme – run by the charity Stonewall – is Britain's good practice employers' forum on lesbian, gay and bisexual equality. Additionally, the Diversity Champions programme promotes a good working environment for all existing and potential staff and students and helps to ensure equal treatment for those who are lesbian, gay or bisexual.

Our membership

The LGBT Staff Network embraces the unique diversity of the University. Members are drawn from all staff groups from across the Departments. Reflecting the distinctive needs of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgendered communities is a Network Priority, which is demonstrated in membership of the Network Committee. We also regularly hold events for all of the communities and connect with other Networks across London and nationally.

I'm an LGBT staff member, how can I join the Network?

  • If you want to be a member of the LGBT network please use the mailing list.

I do not define as LGB or T, but can I support the Network?

  • You certainly can by becoming a 'straight ally'. A ‘straight ally’ is a term used to describe a heterosexual person who believes that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people should experience full equality in the work place. Whatever you role in the organisation you will recognise that it’s not just the responsibility of LGBT people to create a workplace culture that is inclusive of everyone. We currently have several straight allies who contribute advice and support and who are involved in our activities. Allies also receive updates and advance information about events.
  • If you want to be an ally or learn more about how you could contribute please use the mailing list.

For further information about the network, the report or the University equalities work, contact us