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

Contact

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

To find out more about the Disabled Staff Network contact 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.

Contact

If you are interested in becoming a member of the network or to find out more, email LGBTStaff@dundee.ac.uk