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Staff network groups

The University has a number of staff network groups (SNG's) which are co-ordinated by the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Team.

Each group meets regularly, and all have individual agendas and terms of reference.  They are a fantastic way to network with people from all over the University, build contacts, share experiences, arrange events, and socialise.  Many of the groups also offer confidential support and advisory services from their members to any member of staff.  Every member of staff is invited to join any of the staff network groups and although you may not fall into any of the equality groups represented in the current staff network and peer support groups, you may have an interest or simply wish to offer support or find out more about how the groups work.

Attendance at meetings is not a requirement of membership and many choose to be on the confidential mailing list, just so they can keep abreast of issues and activities and access support if required.

Issues raised by our SNGs are fed into our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the EDI Forum, both of which meet four times a year.

To ensure that the work of these network and governance groups continues to be impactful and effective some decisions have been agreed by the University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee following feedback from SNG members:

  • With prior agreement with their line manager, chairs of SNGs will be allocated one working day (pro rata) per month to carry out their duties.
  • Members of SNGs will be able to attend up to four meetings a year across all the groups they are a member of, plus one other associated activity like an event or workshop.
  • Contributions to SNGs will be recognised in Performance and Development Reviews where a colleague has contributed significantly to the work of the group over a sustained period of time.

The groups are always looking for new members, input, and ideas, so please click through to the relevant group for more information.  


Look out for details of Staff Network Group Day - May 10th.

Throughout 2022 we are highlighted different groups through various StaffNet articles.

Past Events

May 12 2022 saw us mark Staff Network Group day with an event at Simon Building.  You can read more in this article

On Wednesday 20 May 2020 we marked National Day for Staff Networks with a series of tweets highlighting the work of our varied groups 

Throughout 2020 and 2021 we highlighted a different group through various StaffNet articles. 

Staff Benefits Fair - 28 November 2019 was the Staff Benefits Fair - we gave people the opportunity to learn all about the different network groups at the University. 

SNG infographic poster

A list of upcoming meetings for all network groups can be accessed using the following link: ‌

If you would like to discuss setting up a different network group, please contact a member of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team.

Working Together

We encourage collaboration and allyship across all networks, recognising the rich array of intersectionality’s we have on campus.

As you plan events, activities and awareness raising, think about any marginalised groups within your own group and what more could be done to raise awareness of their intersections across equality strands.

Whilst you may not want to be a member of a network group, you can still contribute by being an ally to any of the groups.

This can take many formats, so contact a member of the Team to find out more