Why we've got #Pride at Staffs Union all year round

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We're Always Proud of our LGBT+ Community

It’s more than just a rainbow logo here at Staffs Union – here are some amazing standout things we’ve been working on for LGBT+ inclusion across the university:

 

  1. The Allies Programme Network: Last week we launched the “LGBT Allies Programme.” This is training for ALL staff and students in making them more aware, educated and advocates for our LGBT+ community. The training is an hour long session and designed to be able to help those who don’t know as much and create more visible support for LGBT+ people.


     
  2. Trans Inclusion Policy: In November we oversaw the launch of the joint policy between the Uni & SU for Trans Inclusion. This work was led by Fee Wood, our former SU president, and implemented across Staffordshire University. This ensures inclusion of our transgender community and correct support in place for those medical transitioning.


     
  3. Stoke-on-Trent Pride: We’ve made sure that LGBT+ students have had free access for 40 students this weekend at Pride, as a chance to showcase and celebrate their work as a community. We’ve also been involved in the planning of Staffordshire University’s presence at Stoke-on-Trent Pride to ensure that LGBT+ students are at the heart of Pride.


     
  4. Gender Awareness Training: All student staff are given an option to partake in equality training which include gender awareness, developed by our HR team with input from LGBT+ people. This has helped to embed inclusivity into all our activity; be it serving a pint at Ember or working with students for housing at GreenPad.


     
  5. The LGBT+ Corporate Group: In all our the university’s plans for LGBT+ inclusion, students have been at the centre of discussion. We’ve worked with the university’s Equality & Diversity department in a “Corporate Group” for the university, helping to improve things for LGBT+ students and staff. Students have been welcomed from our LGBT+ Network, helping to highlight issues most important to them.

 

We’re always Proud to be Staffs – and always proud to help represent LGBT+ people.

 

 

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