Staff Network Groups
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 University has 4 staff network groups (detailed below). The networks are run by and for the members, with support from the University EDI Officer. Each network develops their own individual terms of reference and have regular meetings, led by a Chair or some have found having Co-chairs is a great way to share the responsibility.
The networks are always looking for new members, input and ideas, so please take a look at the terms of reference and contact the Chair if you are interested in joining.
If you would like to discuss setting up a different network group, please contact Olivia Briddon, University EDI Officer.
Wednesday 8 May 2019 was National Day for Staff Networks. We held an event in the Atrium of the Schwann Building to showcase the work of all the groups. We plan to do this again at different occasions in the year and different locations to advertise the networks and be accessible to staff.
LGBTQI+ Staff Network
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.
BAME Staff Network (Currently being re-launched)
To find out more about this network and how to get involved, please contact Olivia Briddon, University EDI Officer.
Staff Disability Network
Welcome to the University of Huddersfield’s Staff Disability Network. The network was formed in October 2018.
To find out more about this network including future meeting dates, please contact Alison Ryan (Chair)
Women’s Staff Network
Welcome to the University of Huddersfield’s Women’s Staff Network. The network was formed in April 2019.