Information for Staff
- Oxford University LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual and Trans +) Staff Network
- 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
Support and advice
The University has a Harassment Policy and Procedures 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 email@example.com.
If you would prefer to speak to a Harassment Advisor who is LGB, we have five who can be contacted direct:
- Caroline Thomas firstname.lastname@example.org
- Hannah Boschen email@example.com
- Adi Himpson firstname.lastname@example.org
- Nick Baldwin email@example.com
- Sloan Mahone firstname.lastname@example.org
Occupational Health Services provide support to all University employees on work-attributable problems and issues. For more information on how to access this support, and the range of services available, please visit their Fit for Work & Referral to OHS page.
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:
- Flexible working
- Leave for other reasons
- Parental leave
- Paternity leave
- Shared Parental Leave (SPL)
- 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):