The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Andrew Hamilton
The LGBT Staff Steering Group will continue our work in promoting equality and diversity across the University. In particular I hope that the programme of promotional activity for both students and staff will lead to more widespread recognition of the presence of LGBT people in all parts and at all levels within the University.
Information for Staff
- Oxford University LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Trans) Staff Network
- LGBT Staff Advisory Group
- Support and advice
- New to Oxford?
- Staff benefits
- Supporting LGBT Staff
Oxford University LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Trans) Staff Network
The LGBT Staff Network is for all LGBT Oxford University staff, academic and non-academic (including OUP and the colleges). Post-graduate students are also welcome to join.
The group has an email list that acts as a confidential discussion forum, and also holds various meetings throughout the year, both social and work-related. Membership of the list will be kept confidential.
To sign up: send a blank email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
LGBT Staff Advisory Group
The LGBT Staff Advisory Group works with the EDU to highlight issues relating to LGBT staff in order to inform the development of University policy and practice in relation to LGBT staff and to facilitate consultation and the sharing of information with LGBT staff.
In conjunction with the EDU, the group also organise:
Hilary term: The annual LGBT History month lecture
Trinity term: A Panel Debate for Oxford Pride festival and the University Stall for Oxford Pride
Michaelmas term: The LGBT Staff Network and Advisory Group Annual General Meeting.
- LGBT Staff Network and Steering Group terms of reference (75kb)
- LGBT Staff Network Steering Group: Progress Report (2010-2011) (122kb)
If you have any questions about the group please contact Tony Brett (email@example.com).
|Advisory Group membership|
|Chair||Tony Brett||IT Services|
|Social Secretary||Kerri Russell||Oriental Institute|
|Link Officer||Stephen Payne||Department of Engineering Science|
|Link Officer||Jonathan Diesch||Department of Cardiovascular Medicine|
|Link Officer||Caroline Thomas
|Co-opted member||Tristram Wyatt||Department of Zoology|
|Co-opted member||Helen Charlesworth||Undergraduate Admissions|
Support and advice
The University has a Harassment and Bullying Policy and Procedure and supports a network of Harassment Advisers. To find out who the Harassment Advisor is for your department/faculty/unit/college please telephone (2)70760 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would prefer to speak to a Harassment Advisor who is LGB, we have four who can be contacted direct:
- Caroline Thomas email@example.com
- Hannah Boschen firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pádraig O'Connor email@example.com
- Adi Himpson firstname.lastname@example.org
Confidential Staff counselling is available for University employees experiencing work-related problems. Individuals may refer themselves or, with their consent, be referred by their manager to the Occupational Health Service. The counsellors, who are independent of the University, are qualified, accredited with their professional organisation, and able to respond sensitively to a diverse range of different concerns that people may have. For more information or to make an appointment telephone (2)82676 or email the Occupational Health Service
New to Oxford?
Oxford University LGBT Staff Network 1st Thursday
If you fancy a drink after work then join us for 1st Thursday at the University Club, the first Thursday of every month from 6 pm. This is an opportunity to meet new people or catch up with friends in a relaxed friendly atmosphere. The club provides food if you’re feeling a little hungry, or you can just stop by for a drink. 1st Thursday is very informal, you don’t need to confirm whether you’ll be coming or not as we won’t be booking a table. We will have a rainbow flag on the table to help people find us.
Oxford Area Academic LGBT Staff Network
This informal network is for all lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) staff at Oxford Brookes University, University of Oxford (and its colleges), and Oxford University Press. For more information visit: www.ox-lgbt-acad.org.uk
The University of Oxford Newcomers' Club
The Newcomers' Club is an organization, run by volunteers, whose aim is to help the newly-arrived wives, husbands or partners of visiting scholars, of graduate students and of newly appointed academic members of the University to settle in and to give them the opportunity to meet people in Oxford. For more information visit: www.newcomers.ox.ac.uk/index_new.html
Members of staff who have same-sex partners are entitled to a range of benefits including those listed below:
- The University offers a comprehensive range of childcare services. For full information on this, together with details of the various schemes offered visit the Childcare Services website.
Supporting LGBT Staff
If you would like to support or get involved in the LGBT events organised by the Staff Advisory Group please contact: email@example.com
To find out more on how you can support your LGBT colleagues and play a critcal role in creating a gay-friendly workplace, see Stonewalls guide: Straight Allies, How they help create gay-friendly workplaces (327kb)
Guidance for departments on best practice in employing staff who are LGB and / or transgender is available to download from the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU):