Our staff networks are here as a forum for our people to come together, share ideas, raise awareness of challenges and support one another. Our groups are open to any of our staff who identify with the group. We are always open to setting up new staff groups so if you have any ideas please let the People Team know. Find out more about each of our current networks below.
Or you can subscribe/unsubscribe to our mailing lists using this simple form here.
The Women's Collective seeks to spread LUU values - inclusive, serving, enterprising, empowering and fun - by engaging and promoting the voice of LUU staff who identify as women. If you would like to find out more or be put on the mailing list then contact Network Leaders Naomi or Ruby, or use this simple form here.
What do we do?
Inspired by the Black History Month book recommendations we meet on a semi-regular basis to discuss a book of choice and have a catch up.
We send out a hump day email to our members every Wednesday to keep in touch.
We're working on a new podcast series called 'In Conversation With'. If you've got any ideas for topics please get in touch.
In Conversation With
Our new podcast for 2021
Alice is an amazing disabled woman who works for Henshaws: a charity supporting people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities.
Women in LUU
Serene Esuruoso, one of our past Education Officers, shares her experiences on stepping up and how to encourage staff to speak up.
Tamsin Scott, 2018-2019 Equality & Diversity Officer, shares her experiences of imposter syndrome, learning to make space for an authentic you at work, and how we can better support women staff in LUU.
Our LGBTQ+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, Queer, Intersex and Asexual+) Staff Network is open to any staff who identify as LGBTQ+ and meets to be a safe and confidential space to provide support for fellow LGBTQ+ staff. If you would like to be put on the mailing list then please use this simple form here.
LGBTQ+ Staff Network Playlist
Click here; LGBTQ+ Staff Network Spotify Playlist
History Month Icons
Check out your history month icons from our Staff Room Display in February 2020.
101 LGBTQ+ Film Recommendations
Need some film inspiration? Check out Network Leader, Will Steele’s 101 LGBTQ+ Film recommendations.
“Here’s my personal top picks of films that feature LGBTQ+ characters, storylines or experiences. Whether drama or comedy, these choices were made in light of their representation of LGBTQ+ voices, therefore I have not included certain examples of queer characters that might be offensive or misrepresentative of the real people they portray. Other entries may have queer subtexts to them without explicit representation.”
Our BAME (Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic) staff coalition meet regularly throughout the year and is open to all LUU staff who identify as BAME. If you would like to find out more or be put on the mailing list then contact Network Leader, Serish Shah or use this simple form here.
Black History Month 2020
Read your heroes shared by staff across LUU; Black History Month Heroes.
Whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, we can learn a lot from the perspectives of others. Click here to find out what books inspire our staff at LUU.
The Reflection Room
The reflection room is a multi faith space for you to reflect, relax, pray or gather your thoughts. All staff are welcome to use this space. You can find the room opposite the Gryphon Office on Level 1. This room was created based on feedback from the BAME Coalition.
What is Ramadan?
Check out this guide written by your BAME Coalition leader - Serish Shah.
“Why do Muslims fast? For me, Ramadan is like a multifaceted detox. It has spiritual, physical and mental rewards. We all live busy lives, so it is considered a time to reconnect or re-energize and focus on what is important.”
To read the full guide and find out more, click: What is Ramadan?
Serish was also a guest editor for one of our Five Things for a Friday. To learn a little bit more about the celebration, why it exists and how it is observed and celebrated by Muslims all over the world, click: Five Things for a Friday - Eid