Diversity networks

  • The University has a number of Staff Networks and forums to connect and support staff, based on shared identity or experience. These networks can assist in personal and professional development, organise events and activities, act as a sounding board for policy development and review, and provide a consultative forum for the university to gather views and feedback.

    The Staff Networks are able to feed issues direct to the Equality Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group, which is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor and to Professor Anne-Marie Kilday, Pro Vice-Chancellor, Student Experience and University Community.

    If you are interested in establishing a staff network, please contact Jane Butcher, tel: 01865 485443.

    Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Network

    For more information contact info-bamestaff@brookes.ac.uk

    The network aims to be a safe and inclusive space for all self-defining BAME staff, to support autonomy and enhance visibility and voice for BAME staff in the University community. The group meets quarterly and shares regular information with members, organises events and activities, promotes career progression and supports engagement with university policy development.

    LGBTQ+ Staff Forum

    For more information, contact Jayne Stuart or email lgbtqplus@brookes.ac.uk.

    The University has established an LGBTQ+ Forum to support staff in their working lives and promote awareness of issues related to sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace. The group meets informally and socially as well as more formally on relevant issues or to engage with university policy development, organise events, liaise with the Student LGBTQ+ Group and plan for LGBTQ+ History Month.

    Staff Disability Network

    For more information or to join the mailing list, email info-staffdisabilitynetwork@brookes.ac.uk

    The Brookes Staff Disability Network is an inclusive forum open to all members of staff, not only those with a disability, but also those who are carers for disabled people or who have an interest, professional or otherwise, in disability issues. The network aims to provide peer support, share information and communication to improve the experience of disabled staff and assist in raising awareness of disability issues across the University. It will organise social events for members to get together. The network will also assist in ensuring input from disabled staff to policy and practice development.