LGBTQ+ Staff Network

This group is for all University of Glasgow staff and PhD researchers who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, queer or questioning.

Our + sign represents gender identities and sexual orientations not included in the term LGBTQ and ensures we will always be inclusive of everyone in our community.

Rainbow Flag 2015

The LGBTQ+ Staff Network was founded in 2007 and was one of the first in Higher Education in Scotland. We aim to provide a welcoming environment in which members can:

  • Meet regularly for networking and social events
  • Support one another within the institution by providing a safe space for the discussion of LGBT+ issues
  • Inform University management with respect to LGBT+ Equality & Diversity
  • Distribute information about relevant LGBT+ events within and outwith the University

Check out the LGBTQ+ Network's Twitter feed to keep up to date on all the great events they run.

Staff LGBTQ+ Role Models

The University believes individuals can inspire and empower others to change the world. Our staff Role Models share their experiences of being LGBTQ+ in their workplaces at the University and aim to show that being yourself should never be a barrier to success.

Read about our fantastic Role Models

If you work at the University and would like to either become a Role Model yourself or wish to nominate another staff member as a Role Model, please contact the LGBTQ+ Staff Network  

Support for non members and students

Undergraduate Student at Glasgow?
Undergraduate and postgraduate students at the University of Glasgow should contact the GULGBTQ+ student association which is affiliated with the University's Students' Representative Council and won Student Group of the Year in the Scottish LGBTI Awards in 2015.

The UoG Medical Students LGBTQIA+ society is also available for those specialising in medical and health related fields. 

Students can refer to the SRC for advice and support on LGBTQ+ issues. Find out more about SRC LGBTQ+ Campaigns or find your rep. The SRC Advice Centre offers information on issues such as Employment, Housing and Health, among others.

Not a Network member but seeking support?
If you are a staff member and wish to speak to someone confidentially and receive support/advice about any LGBTQ+ issues (this may include any experiences of homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and harassment) please do make contact with the Network, or contact the Equality and Diversity Unit for information on diversity related support and advice available across the University.

Homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying and harassment - support is also available from the University's Respect Advisers Network (a number of which have received LGBT+ Allies training).