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.
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We think our networks are great and so do our members!
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?
We meet on a semi-regular basis to discuss a book of choice and have a catch up. Read: Women's Collective Inspiring Books & Authors
We send out a hump day email to our members every Wednesday to keep in touch.
We provide a safe space for our members to support each other.
We're working on a new podcast series called 'In Conversation With'. If you've got any ideas for topics please get in touch.
International Women's Day 2021
On International Women’s Day we challenged you to share a few words about the wonderful women in your life. Here’s how you described them.
If you’d like to zoom in, open: How would you describe the Women in your life?
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 2019/2020
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
We've put together a playlist of our favourite tunes. Listen: 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 previous 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.
*We’re currently reviewing the name of the coalition with the staff network. If you’d like to share your views please use this form: Naming the Network.
Who inspires you? Read our list of 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. Read: Inspiring Books by Black Authors
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: What is Ramadan?
“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.”
Marketing have created this beautiful Eid e-card template for you to use and share with your Teams. Eid al-Fitr, also known as the 'Festival of Breaking the Fast', is a big celebration that marks the end of Ramadan - a time where our fellow Muslim colleagues and students may have been fasting. This year it is expected to fall in the evening of Wednesday 12 May, depending on the sighting of the moon. Template – Eid Mubarak Card.
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
Still got space on your lanyard? We now have badges for our staff networks.
Speak to your Network Leaders if you'd like one of these.