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ALLOUT is a fully inclusive staff network group and welcomes all lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, non binary and gender diverse staff. 

The group encourages people who hold intersectional and/or multiple identities, as well as those wondering about their sexuality and/or gender identity to find out more and to join in the work and activities of ALLOUT.

The group is also open to anyone who may have an interest or wish to support colleagues, friends and relatives.


The aims of ALLOUT are to:

  • Promote the interests of LGBT+ staff employed at the University
  • Identify ways of challenging discrimination and stereotyping among colleagues, peers, students, stakeholders and customers
  • Work towards the elimination of unlawful discrimination, harassment, victimisation, homophobic and transphobic bullying
  • Provide mutual support, encouragement, mentoring and coaching to LGBT+ staff
  • Where relevant and appropriate, to offer confidential advice, guidance and support to all staff regardless of LGBT+ status
  • Identify good practise internally and externally from appropriate sources
  • Raise awareness of LBGT+ issues at the University
  • Provide a forum to discuss issues related to LGBT+ staff at the University
  • Contribute to policy development through the bi-annual Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Leadership Team · Contribute to the equality, diversity and inclusion leadership committee where any issues affecting LGBT staff can be put forward
  • Provide an LGBT+ Staff Network Group which gives all staff an opportunity to network, organise events and socialise
  • Contribute in becoming one of the Top 100 employers for gay people in the UK as indexed by Stonewall. Once achieved, to contribute to maintaining the Top 100 status or an increase in points year on year.

The full remit of the group can be seen in our Terms of reference.

Meet the network

To find out more about our co-chairs and committee, have a read of our 'Meet the network' page. 


Information about the next ALLOUT staff network meeting will be released shortly.

If you have any agenda items, would like to attend the meeting or be added to the ALLOUT mailing list, please email

There will also be a hybrid option, details to follow. 

Get involved

ALLOUT run a confidential mailing list as well as organising different events at relevant points throughout the year.

Members of staff (whether formally a member of the group or not) can contact the chair(s) for confidential support and advice on any LGBT issues. You can join the confidential mailing list by contacting: