LGBTQIA+ equality in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences

Sexual orientation is a protected characteristic under the Equality Act 2010, relating to a person's sexual orientation towards:

  • Persons of the same sex
  • Persons of the opposite sex
  • Persons of either sex.

The University is committed to our LGBTQIA+ community

  • We are part of the UK Workplace Equality Index scheme
  • We have established an LGBTQIA+ network for our staff and students.
  • We actively encourage our staff and students to set good examples and to take responsibility for ensuring work and study areas are free from unacceptable behaviour.
  • We encourage staff to be open about their sexual orientation so we can gain a better understanding of our workforce.
  • We run LGBTQIA+ awareness workshops.
  • We have a Rainbow Allies Network.
  • Every year we celebrate LGBT History Month with a comprehensive programme of events.

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