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.

To do this, we are looking for staff and students of all gender and sexual identities to complete this anonymous survey, which takes 5 mins for staff, and 6 – 7 mins for students.

We aim to reach the widest number of respondents possible so we can make recommendations drawn from a significant evidence base. Your participation is really appreciated.

You may also enter your details separately to win a £25 book token.

You must be over 18 to participate in this project. A full Participant Information sheet for both staff and students can be accessed prior to completing any survey questions.

Complete the survey: https://glasgow.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/embedding-lgbt-equality

This project has been considered and 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

For additional information and to pursue any complaint, please contact the College of Social Sciences Ethics Officer, Dr Muir Houston, email: Muir.Houston@glasgow.ac.uk


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

International Network for Gender and Women's Studies

Our International Network for Gender and Women's Studies is a cross-faculty interdisciplinary network at the University of Glasgow and was established in 1993. They carry out research and resourcing work with an important focus on international collaboration, public seminars, day schools and conferences.


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.


Adam Smith Research Foundation - Inequalities, Inclusion, Identity and Change

The Inequalities, Inclusion, Identity and Change Research Group encompasses a broad range of research interests around the themes of inequalities, inclusion, identity and change.

Inequalities, inclusion, identity and rights in relation to, and changes among, specific groups: e.g

  • Class
  • Gender
  • Disabilities
  • Age, esp youth
  • Sexualities
  • Migrants and asylum seekers
  • Culture and religion
  • Poor communities
  • ‘Race’ and ethnic groups
  • Children and young people experiencing social, emotional or behavioural difficulties

Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research

The Strathclyde Centre for Disability Research is 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.


Disability Studies Network

Disability studies is a discipline that emerged in the late twentieth century. It is a multi-disciplinary field of study, encompassing researchers, artists and health practitioners from across the arts and humanities, social sciences, and health science.  One of the primary aims of disability studies is to analyse the representation and experience of disability, and contribute to policy-making and medical treatment.  We hope that the Disability Studies Network will assist with this work, in bringing together scholars and artists across the arts and humanities and sciences. 


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 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.