Embedding LGBT Equality in the Curriculum and the Classroom

Funded by the University's Learning and Teaching Development Fund (LTDF), the Embedding LGBT Equality in the Curriculum and the Classroom project seeks to address the lack of representation of LGBT+ identities in the curriculum, which has been shown to adversely affect attainment, student experience and retention. With the outcomes of our findings, we aim to improve the University experience for students and staff in the teaching of an inclusive and diverse education.

Research was undertaken with staff and students via survey and focus groups across 2018-2019. Presentations of preliminary findings were made at the Learning and Teaching Conference, University of Glasgow 2019 and at the 50 Years After Stonewall Conference, University of Edinburgh 2019. A chapter in a publication emerging out of this conference is forthcoming. An outcome of the project is a workshop to increase awareness of and enhance learning around LGBT+ inclusive education, which has been delivered to colleagues in the University and in an adapted version, to NHS Trusts. If you would be interested in a workshop for your School or College please contact: Amanda.sykes@glasgow.ac.uk

This project was approved by the College Research Ethics Committee (CREC).

If you have any further questions about this research please contact Research Assistant Eleanor.capaldi@glasgow.ac.uk or Project Investigator Amanda.sykes@glasgow.ac.uk


Centre for Research on Racism, Ethnicity and Nationalism

The inter-disciplinary Centre for Research on Racism, Ethnicity and Nationalism was established in 2005 to promote the comparative study of the historically specific ways in which racism, ethnicity and nationalism have shaped the development of modern society.

Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network

Glasgow Refugee, Asylum and Migration Network (GRAMNet) is an initiative of the University of Glasgow working internationally, and across Scotland and the UK to build on the extensive expertise relating to migration, refugees and asylum, and with a particular interest in aspects of community cohesion.  GRAMNet is a partnership with a range of community and public organisations working in the field and its research and activities are led by its members and participants who set the research agenda.

Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity

In April 2013 the new ESRC-funded Centre on the Dynamics of Ethnicity (CoDE) began a four year programme of work focusing on ethnic inequalities and identities in the UK since 1945. The Centre brings together colleagues at the Universities of Glasgow and Manchester.

In the context of ongoing policy concern and academic debate around issues of ethnic diversity, integration, immigration and inequality, the core agenda of Centre on Dynamics of Ethnicity is to transform our understanding of the contemporary patterning of ethnic inequalities, to investigate how this relates to the ways in which ethnic identities are perceived, acted upon and experienced, and to provide the knowledge and tools to enhance policy and public capacity to engage in this area.

Gender and Sexualities Forum

The Gender and Sexualities Forum research group provides a forum for scholars pursuing research around the broad fields of gender and sexualities. The group offers a creative intellectual space that provides a platform for developing new research ideas and collaborations as well as solidifying research agendas and sharing outputs.

Research themes are broad and reflect the inter-disciplinary nature of the forum and its members’ interests. They are interested in Scottish and UK contexts and also international and transnational contexts and processes. They support empirical, methodological and theoretical research and debates. Specific research areas include:

  • Feminist theories
  • Queer theories
  • Sexual identities
  • Same-sex marriage
  • Families and relationships
  • Women’s rights

Gender Based Violence Research Forum

Our Gender Based Violence Research Forum is a network for staff and postgraduate research students across the University to share information, develop research ideas, and receive support in relation to gender based violence research.

The Centre for Gender History

The Centre for Gender History was established in 2008. It brings together staff and students from History, Economic & Social History, Modern Languages and other areas within the University as well as partners in other local institutions, among which the Glasgow Women's Library. Their research interests traverse the medieval period to the present day.

Addressing Inequalities

At Glasgow we work together to understand, and address, the processes that generate inequalities and their profound effects on individuals, communities and populations across the world.

Inequality, deprivation and marginalisation have many causes. In Glasgow, we recognise that a one-size-fits-all answer does not exist, and we work to find appropriate, sustainable solutions.

Find out more at www.gla.ac.uk/research/beacons/inequalities/

Centre for Disability Research

The Centre for Disability Research was originally funded from a bequest by Strathclyde Regional Council to the University of Glasgow. Their remit is to provide an academic base for research and teaching in social aspects of disability. They are currently researching the education, training, employment, health and legal needs of disabled people.

Their remit is to provide an academic base for research and teaching in social aspects of disability. They carry out research on a range of topics such as disability and welfare reform, transition for young disabled people, education, training and employment, migration, hate crime,  health, history of disability and the legal needs of disabled people. They work with all groups of disabled people.

They aim to work collaboratively with disabled people and have close links with organisations of disabled people both here in Scotland and further afield.

Glasgow Human Rights Network (GHRN)

The Glasgow Human Rights Network aims to bring together researchers, practitioners, members of civil society organisations and policymakers who address human rights issues.

The University of Glasgow has a wide range of expertise on a variety of human rights issues, and conducts both research and teaching in this area, as do other universities in Scotland.  The Network has five multidisciplinary clusters of researchers and practitioners; one of these is focussed on Equality and Diversity.

University of Glasgow’s Diversity History Project

The University of Glasgow’s Diversity History Project began in January 2022. This year-long exploratory project is part of the University of Glasgow’s institutional commitment to address racism on campus and beyond. More particularly this project is the College of Arts and the University Library’s response to the Understanding Racism, Transforming University Cultures report and Action Plan. 

In exploring the University’s own archives and records, it seeks to use Arts and Humanities research to better understand and challenge racial discrimination in the present. Jointly funded by the College of Arts and the University of Glasgow Library, it is carried out by the School of HumanitiesSgoil nan Daonnachdan and the University’s Archives and Special Collections.