LSTM LGBTQ+ Network
Welcome to LSTM’s fully inclusive staff and student network.
We are here to support you during your time at LSTM and to help create an engaged and representative LGBTQ+ network by listening to your ideas and working with our institute to make positive changes – whether that be through creating inclusive policies, supporting local events, creating more inclusive toilets or ensuring LGBTQ+ visibility across the school.
The network grew out of a staff consultation meeting carried out in 2019. A Steering Group was later formed comprising of LGBTQ+ staff who had taken part in that consultation and who volunteered their time to help carry out the recommendations. The network will feed all relevant information to the Equality and Diversity committee via the Inclusion, Diversity and Engagement Manager.
What do we do?
The network committee is an informal point of contact for workplace issues relating to being LGBTQ+, such as bullying and harassment - a committee member will confidentially signpost people experiencing these issues to specific services available within the University and the wider community (such as Wellbeing Services). We can also provide confidential support to any member of staff requiring information about LGBTQ+ identities and issues, as well as advice and consultancy to any department or member of staff wanting an LGBTQ+ perspective for a particular project or activity.
We plan to organise a wide variety of social events, campaigns and activities for all our members, from club nights a to non-alcoholic socials and regular coffee socials at local independent coffee shops. We aim to make all our events fully accessible.
If you do have any questions or concerns, please feel free to email one of our committee members. We are here to welcome and support you!
How do I join?
If you are a member of the LSTM team or a student, please CLICK HERE. We will add you to the mailing list so you can receive information about upcoming events, socials and relevant and useful news/information.