Our staff networks provide an opportunity for staff to connect, find peer support and also contribute to the University's policies. They have input into the University Equality Diversity and Inclusion Committee and are supported by the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Office.

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BME Staff Network

This network provides a forum aiming to meet the needs and aspirations of black and minority ethnic (BME) staff members and to drive forward the commitment of advancing race equality at the University.

Key aims

  • Help develop, shape and advance race equality and foster good race relations through active involvement, consultation and feedback on the University’s strategy, policies, practices and guidance.
  • Provide a space and safe environment for the BME staff to network, share ideas, experiences, expertise and discuss issues.
  • Act as a voice for BME staff through communicating with the University and relevant Committees about BME and anti-discrimination issues.
  • Promote equality of opportunity in employment and progression issues and highlighting the needs and experiences of BME Staff.
  • Develop links with local BME organisations and communities.

Membership


Membership of the Network is open to all members of staff who share an interest in supporting equality for BME staff and students. There is a steering group which meets quarterly to table issues and concerns of members, discuss policy, provide feedback for consultation and drive solutions. 

If you are interested in being a member or supporting the Network in any way, please get in touch.

For more information contact:

Disabled Staff Network

The Disabled Staff Network provides a space for disabled staff and others to network, discuss and identify some of the issues facing them on a day to day basis in relation to disability.

Key aims

  • Raise awareness of disability issues at the University of Dundee, including environmental, behavioural and institutional barriers experienced by people with a range of physical, sensory, cognitive and mental health conditions or disabilities.
  • Provide the opportunity for staff to network and share experiences about life in the University environment.
  • Give support, advice, guidance or signposting to staff and students where appropriate.
  • Work with the Equality and Diversity Office and others to develop effective solutions to any problems encountered.
  • Act as a channel for communication with the University leadership on disability matters.

Contact

We welcome anyone who shares our aims to come along and be a part of the Network.

To find out more about the Disabled Staff Network contact Fiona Kumari Campbell, Network Chair - f.k.campbell@dundee.ac.uk

 or Joan Robertson - j.z.z.robertson@dundee.ac.uk

LGBT+ Staff Network

The LGBT+ Network provides LGBT+ staff with a platform to meet and discuss issues affecting them in the workplace.

Key aims

  • Help develop, shape and advance LGBT+ equality and foster good relations through active involvement, consultation and feedback on the University’s strategy, policies, practices and guidance.
  • Provide a space and safe environment for the LGBT+ staff to network, share ideas, experiences, expertise and discuss issues.
  • Act as a voice for LGBT+ staff through communicating with the University and relevant Committees about LGBT+ and anti-discrimination issues.
  • Promote equality of opportunity in employment and progression issues and highlighting the needs and experiences of LGBT+ Staff.
  • Develop links with local LGBT+ organisations and communities.

Membership

We are open to all members of staff from across the University who share our aims and support LGBT + equality and inclusion.

Activites

We work closely with our student LGBT+ Network and this year organised a number of events, films and speakers for LGBT History Month in February. A recent social gathering at the University World Cafe saw staff and students meet to discuss experiences and plan for future events. 

Contact

If you would like to contribute to this important work, become a member and learn more about LGBT matters, contact us at;  LGBTStaff@dundee.ac.uk