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The University of Huddersfield is proud to have become a Stonewall Global Diversity Champion.  Stonewall is Europe’s largest lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) rights charity. 

The Global Diversity Champions programme gives us the tools we need to take a strategic and structured approach to LGBT+ equality initiatives to ensure all LGBT+ staff are accepted without exception in the workplace.   It gives us access to specialist resources and expertise, improves our visibility as an employer of choice and will help us to improve our equality and diversity policies and practices. 

We have an active LGBTQI+ Staff Network, please see below for further details.  


Trans Equality

The University of Huddersfield is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for Trans Staff, including those who identify as non-binary, agender or gender-fluid. 

The following guidance is designed to provide Trans and Non-binary employees with information, guidance and support in relevant aspects of their employment at the University.


Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans*, Queer and Intersex + (LGBTQI+) Staff Network

The University welcomes and supports the development of staff networks.  Our staff networks provide an opportunity for staff who share a protected characteristic to network, obtain peer support and share information.  They can also offer opportunities for staff to inform university policy on equality-related issues and topics. The networks are run by and for the members, with support from the University EDI Officer.  

Welcome to the Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans*, Queer and Intersex + (LGBTQI+) Staff Network.

The University of Huddersfield’s LGBTQI+ Staff Network was set up as a self-organising group in April 2018. The Network discussed and self-defined their name, with the acronym LGBTQI+, incorporating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer, and Intersex. 

To find out more about this network including future meeting dates by emailing or please feel free to contact Carson McCombe (Chair)



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