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Our aim is to bring equality, diversity and inclusion to the heart of the University ensuring all potential and current staff, students and other stakeholders are treated fairly, and are not discriminated against on grounds of age, disability, gender identity and expression, marital status, pregnancy and maternity, race including ethnic or national origins colour or nationality, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, family circumstances, or any other irrelevant distinction.

Staff Networks

Staff networks are run by and for staff at the University. They hold regular meetings as well as organise and participate in events and activities to raise awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion issues. Staff networks provide safe welcoming spaces for staff to meet, share ideas and experiences, support and inspire each other. They also provide opportunities for staff to be more active and influential in decision-making processes and effecting positive change across the University.

Team support

We support a number of staff networks who get involved in a range of activities to raise awareness about equality, diversity and inclusion and lend their knowledge, experience, and expertise to making Sheffield Hallam a welcoming and inclusive place to work and study. Some networks are well established and others are new and emerging but they all have one thing in common - they all welcome new members.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans (LGBT+) staff network - the network is called SIGNAL. It is well established and meets monthly. SIGNAL has its own blog site and Twitter account. SIGNAL's mission is to be an out and proud network and members regularly get involved in LGBT+ activities throughout the year. For more information and to be added to the mailing list please email lgbt@shu.ac.uk

Allies network - the network was launched in October 2017 and is a network for employees who want to show their support for a more inclusive workplace. This network works closely alongside SIGNAL. For more information and to be added to the mailing list please email lgbt@shu.ac.uk or visit SIGNAL's blog to sign up online.

Black and minority ethnic staff network - the network is currently reviewing and resetting its focus so it is an ideal time to get involved in shaping its future. For more information and to be added to the mailing list please email diversity@shu.ac.uk

Disability staff network - the network is currently reviewing and resetting its focus so it is an ideal time to get involved in shaping its future. For more information and to be added to the mailing list please email diversity@shu.ac.uk

Genders staff network -the network focuses on all aspects of gender equality. For more information and to be added to the mailing list please email Jenny Sloan on j.sloan@shu.ac.uk

Parents staff network - the network will launch in March 2018 and is open to all Sheffield Hallam staff who are parents. For more information and to be added to the mailing list please email SHUparents@shu.ac.uk

If you would like more information about joining staff networks please contact the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team for more details.

Student Liberation Groups

Student Liberation Groups are run by and for students at the University. For more information contact Sheffield Hallam Student Union.

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