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Staff Network Groups

Staff Network Groups

Staff Network Groups

University has a number of staff network groups which are co-ordinated by the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team.

Each group meets regularly and have individual agendas and terms of reference.  They are a fantastic way to network with people from all over the University, build contacts, share experiences, arrange events and socialise.  Many of the groups also offer confidential support and advisory services from their members to any member of staff.  Every member of staff is invited to join any of the staff network groups and although you may not fall into any of the ‘categories’ represented in the current staff network groups, you may have an interest or simply wish to offer support or find out more about how the groups work.

Each group has a place on the bi-annual Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Forum where issues can be addressed at a higher level. 

The groups are always looking for new members, input and ideas, so please click through to the relevant group for more information.  You will also find the relevant contact information for each group here.

In order to help colleagues participate in staff network activities, the University’s Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Forum agreed in June 2016 that all members of staff (of all grades and all roles) should be allowed to attend up to 3 network meetings per year within normal working hours with permission from their line manager.  However, you are not obliged to disclose to your line manager which specific network group.  Additional time is also supported for chairs and people with a more active role in any of the networks.

If anyone faces any problems with this, please contact Patrick Johnson (, Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

NEWS: To mark the Staff Networks National Day on 10 May 2017 the University is organising a drop in lunchtime event (12noon - 1.30pm) at University Place Foyer with the different staff networks.  Come along to the stands to discover more about the work they do. More information to follow.

A list of upcoming meetings for all network groups can be found here

If you would like to discuss setting up a different network group, please contact a member of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team