LJMU Together LGBTIQ+ Staff Network

What is the LJMU Together (LGBTIQ+) Staff Network and what do they do?

The University LJMU Together (LGBTIQ+) Staff Network support the strategic aim of being a University where each person is respected equally and where diversity is embraced. The group will meet regularly as a staff support network and assist the University with reviewing progress against the University’s LGBTIQ+ Equality Objectives and to share best practice.

The purpose/responsibility of the network is to:

  • promote awareness raising initiatives, for example, campaigning for zero tolerance against homophobic, transphobic and biphobia bullying and harassment
  • promote LGBTIQ+ equality and inclusion, through training and reverse mentoring
  • provide a forum for discussing appropriate issues
  • provide support and networking
  • raise issues in a safe environment
  • contribute on policy development and Equality Impact Assessments
  • meet several times a year
  • organise social events to celebrate diversity and inclusion
  • contribute to staff development, graduate development, leadership, and career progression
  • share best practice and provide support and advice to other cross sector LGBTIQ+ Networks on being a Stonewall Diversity Champion

Useful Information

What does LGBTIQ+ mean?

LGBTIQ+ stands for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer/Questioning, Plus (+) which represents other sexual identities.

For more LGBTIQ+ community related terms and a glossary of definitions, please visit Stonewall. 

The LJMU Together LGBTIQ+ Staff Network is a dedicated space for LJMU staff who identify as a member of the LGBTIQ+ community and LGBTIQ+ Staff Allies.

Get Involved in the network

Students are encouraged to join the JMSU LGBTQ+ Society.