LGBTQ+ group

Published: 23 October 2023

Group chairs Caroline Haig and Avril Johnstone look ahead to an important learning event aimed at empowering staff and students to be effective allies to LGBTQ+ colleagues

We warmly invite you to our "LGBTQ+ Ally Learning Lunch" facilitated by award-winning social enterprise Pride Outside CIC, providers of specialist LGBTQ+ workplace training and consultancy to public, private and third sector organisations.

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As part of our ongoing commitment to fostering an inclusive culture within the SHW, the LGBTQ+ Athena Swan Group has organised this event to empower staff and students to become effective allies to the LGBTQ+ community.

The LGBTQ+ community faces unique challenges, and allyship plays a crucial role in creating a more inclusive and safe environment.

Event details

Date Wed 01 November 2023
Time 13.00–14.00
Providers Pride Outside
Location 103AB Clarice Pears Building or Zoom
Register on Eventbrite

During this Learning Lunch, you will:

  1. Gain a deeper understanding of LGBTQ+ terminology, issues, and experiences.
  2. Learn practical strategies to become a supportive ally in various aspects of life, including the workplace educational settings, and personal relationships.
  3. Hear personal stories and insights from LGBTQ+ individuals and allies.
  4. Have the opportunity to ask questions and engage in meaningful discussions with our panel of experts and guest speakers.

We encourage you to invite your colleagues and staff along to this event and we look forward to having you join us for this session.

If you have any questions or need further information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

Avril Johnstone and Caroline Haig
Chairs of SHW Athena Swan LGTBQ+ group

If you would like to join this Athena Swan group, please contact the group chairs – they'd be delighted to hear from you

First published: 23 October 2023