Spotlight on our Staff Network Groups
26 Aug 2020
Throughout 2020 we have been highlighting the different staff network groups we have at our University
As we are in vacation time we thought it would be good to remind people of the array of network groups available and some of the activities they have been involved in so far in 2020.
There are currently 20 groups under the Staff Network Group umbrella and there is something that everyone can be involved with – each network is open to any member of staff – maybe you identify directly with the group, or maybe you want to learn more to be able to support a friend, family member or colleague. Network groups are also a fantastic ay to gain new skills, can contribute to personal development in areas that may not be accessible in your day job, and are a way to make important and long lasting connections across the university. They form an important part of the University’s strategic plan and are core to ‘Our People/Our Values’.
We’ve all had to adjust to different ways of working, but that doesn’t mean our networks haven’t been active.
What’s happened in 2020?
- New ‘Stress at Work’ group launched
- The BAME staff Network Group produced a full resource for Black Lives Matter and are currently planning Brilliant and Black for October
- The DSN have been busy preparing for the Manchester Histories Digifest
- ALLOUT ran a number of events for LGBT History Month, IDAHOBIT and Pride
- The International Buddying Network was relaunched
- Women in Cancer organised an event for #WorldCancerDay
And there have been many online meetings planned for the rest of the year!
The groups will soon have an official forum where they can feed up suggestions, issues and contributions to the newly created EDI Governance Group.
Take a look at the range of groups on offer and see how you can be involved.