The University has an LGBTQ+ Staff Network Group, open to both LGBTQ+ staff, LGBTQ+ Postgraduate Students, and those with an interest in LGBTQ+ issues.
We would encourage people to be open and out with their sexuality and identity, but understand how hard coming out can be, and the wider worries about the impact on career prospects or family life. The Network is here to support you, please feel free to get in touch with any of the committee members and we’d be delighted to have a confidential chat or lend a friendly ear. We believe that the University of Aberdeen is a safe place for LGBTQ+ staff, but we will continue working to ensure this University is an LGBTQ+ friendly institution that embraces diversity and inclusive education.
The Network meets regularly, and you can find out about them via Facebook, Instagram, Teams and our internal Network mailing list. Some meetings are held on campus at lunchtimes, while other events take place outwith working hours in other venues. If you would like to be added to the mailing list in complete confidence, please email LGBTemail@example.com. In this email please also state if you would like to be added to the Teams site.
If you have experienced HBT bullying or abuse, this can be reported (in confidence) via the Staff Network, HR team or via the Confidential Reporting site (Home · Confidential Reporting · University of Aberdeen (abdn.ac.uk)
Meet the Network