Stonewall Champion

Stonewall is Europe’s largest lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) charity and the University of Oxford is proud to be part of its Diversity Champion Programme. This is an employers' programme which works to ensure all LGBT staff are accepted without exception in the workplace.

Stonewall is a recognised brand and we encourage all departments to use the logo in all recruitment and communications. For more information contact: caroline.kennedy@admin.ox.ac.uk.

The University makes a yearly submission to the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index a benchmarking tool to assess an organisation’s work on lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans equality against Stonewall’s best practice and others in the sector. The University ranked 244 out of 415 institutions in 2016 and an objective was agreed to increase its score by 20%.  We were able to achieve this increase and go beyond:

 201620172018
Ranking 244 187 123
Score 63 94.5 101.5

However we acknowledge more progress is needed and the following activities this academic year (2017/18) will hopefully go some way to achieving this:   

  • Continue to grow the LGBT+ Ally and LGBT+ Role Model Networks, through training and promotion of their activities.  
  • Revise and publish the Trans Policy and Guidance.
  • LGBT+ allies in departments and colleges will continue to show their support by flying the rainbow flags on buildings, in foyers, on websites and on their noticeboards throughout LGBT History Month. 
  • The Diversifying Portraiture project (funded VC Diversity Fund) will have an exhibition of 25 new portraits of living Oxonians. Many of these exceptional individuals are LGBT+.