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Staff Network Groups

Staff Network Groups

Staff Network Groups

The 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 (patrick.johnson@manchester.ac.uk), Head of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

To mark the Staff Networks National Day on 10 May 2017 the University organised a drop in lunchtime event.  This was a great success and will be repeated on 10 May 2018. We produced an infographic for the event.

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.

December 2017: The Students' Union now has a numbe rof part time officers leading on specific areas of liberation.  These are useful contacts for Staff Netwrok Groups when organisning events or collaborative projects.  Currently the repsentaiton is thus: 

Trans officer x2; LGBT officer x2; International students officer x2; Working class students officer x2; BME officers x2; Ethics and environmental officer; Women's officer; Disabled students officer