LUU Staff Networks

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 networks by clicking on the icons below.

To get involved in our staff networks you can contact the HR Officer (Diversity and Engagement) Courtney Wright, the People Team, or any of the Staff Network Leaders.

Or you can subscribe/unsubscribe to our mailing lists using this simple form here.


Click on the buttons below to find out more about each network.

We think our networks are great and so do our members! Read: What does being part of LUU Staff Networks mean to you?

WOMEN'S COLLECTIVE

Network Leader: We're currently looking for a new network leader - could that be you? Get in touch with Courtney.

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 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, including some of these 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.

In Conversation With - Our new podcast for 2021

Ruby chats to student staff member Lois Sharpe about the experiences she's gained working in LUU, the challenges she's faced as a student over the past year and the next steps of her journey as a Summer 2021 Graduate.

New to LUU? Tune in to find out what advice Lois would give to the newest student staff members of our LUU team.

Ruby and Naomi talk to our Joblink Assistant Manager Lou Proctor, about her experience of the Menopause, how it's affected her at work and in her personal life, and what organisations can do to raise awareness and support their staff who are going through similar experiences.

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 Podcast - 2019/2020

One of our past Education Officers, shares her experiences on stepping up and how to encourage staff to speak up.

Our 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.

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?

LGBTQ+ NETWORK

We're currently looking for a new network leader - could that be you? Contact Courtney Wright if you're interested.

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+ 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.

Film Recommendations

Need some film inspiration? Check out previous Network Leader, Will Steele’s 101 LGBTQ+ Film recommendations.

RACE, ETHNICITY AND CULTURAL HERITAGE (REACH) NETWORK

Network Leader: Serish Shah, Student Advisor, S.Shah1@leeds.ac.uk

Our Race Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage (REACH) Network meets regularly throughout the year and is open to all LUU staff who identify with the group. 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.

Ramadan

Check out this guide written by your network 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.”

Eid al-Fitr

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.

Eid al-Adha

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

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 REACH network.

Who inspires you? Read our list of heroes shared by staff across LUU.

Whether it’s fiction or non-fiction, we can learn a lot from the perspectives of others.

SHOWING SUPPORT

Check out some top tips on how to be a good ally from previous network leader Will Steele and previous Welfare Officer Amy Wells. Watch this video.

LGBTQ+ Allyship 2020_v1_SUBS.mp4

Badges

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.

*Following feedback from staff and students, the BAME Coalition has been renamed the REACH Network and we have redesigned the badges. Keep your eyes open for the relaunch...