The University is committed to advancing equality for trans staff and students and ensuring their voice is at the heart of activities that affect them.
For the last year, a key way we have been doing this is through the Trans Working Party; a partnership between the LGBTQ Network, HR and other colleagues working together to remove barriers to equality and to raise awareness of issues impacting on trans members of the University community.
The work of the University’s Trans Working Party has now been featured as an example of sector-leading practice in a report published by HEFCE. The report shares innovative national practice in advancing equality and diversity, and the work of the Trans Working Party has been included as a case study that will be entered into a searchable web repository of good practice for the higher education sector. The work of the group has resulted in ongoing organisational change, such as the amendment of some important university systems to include the gender non-specific title Mx. If you would like to find out more, or to feed into further work to support trans colleagues, please visit the trans web pages.
Trans equality – Help us to go further
We recognise that we have further work to do to support trans colleagues within the institution, and want to understand how best to take this forward. We are keen to learn from the experiences of trans colleagues to inform this activity. We’d like to understand the impact of the work done so far and identify any new issues to address. Your views and experiences will help us to support the development of a more inclusive working environment.
If you are interested in being consulted about your experiences of gender identity and/or trans history in the workplace, please contact Justine Wallis-Leggett.
Please be assured that any feedback will be entirely confidential, and that participation in any future activities resulting from this consultation will be entirely voluntary. We look forward to hearing your views.
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