Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion

As a Union, we stand to represent the interests of all students.

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion sit within our core values as a Union of Students; Students sit at the heart of everything we do: in championing student voice, celebrating diversity and pushing for greater equality.

The Union strives to surpass all our legal obligations and we want to go above and beyond to foster a community where our students and staff feel confident and proud to be themselves. In all derivatives and avenues of the Union, we will ensure our practices and activities across our organisation are inclusive, so every student feels a sense of belonging and equal access to all the development opportunities in which we offer.

Our Inclusion Month Campaigns

ED&I Events

Union of Students Union collaboration webinar - What does being LGBTQ+ mean?
1st February 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Blackboard
What is the LGBTQ+ community and what does it mean to be part of it? What is the history around LGBTQ+?
EDI – LGBTQ History Month
Union of Students Union collaboration webinar - Transgender policy: What should it look like?
3rd February 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Blackboard
Transgender policies can be put in place for students who can be in one of many stages of transitioning. How can universities and their staff support them?
EDI – LGBTQ History Month
Union of Students Union collaboration webinar - Coming out: More than just a one-time thing?
8th February 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Blackboard
Coming out is thought to be this big moment that only ever happens once. But this is not the case for many different people, and each experience can differ with varying reactions. How does this affect someone coming out as LGBTQ+?
EDI – LGBTQ History Month
Union of Students Union collaboration webinar - Combatting phobias and erasure of sexualities
10th February 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Blackboard
Some identities in the LGBTQ+ community can receive criticism or even be completely ignored by different communities. Sometimes the issue can come from both hetero-normative and LGBTQ+ communities, we ask why this is.
EDI – LGBTQ History Month
Union of Students Union collaboration webinar - The History of LGBTQ+ representation in the media
15th February 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Blackboard
Portrayals of LGBTQ+ people have been negative in the past, an example of this is queer coding of villains such as the Disney villain Ursula, or His Infernal Majesty from the Powerpuff Girls. We discuss the effects of queer coding in media.
EDI – LGBTQ History Month
Union of Students Union collaboration webinar - Intersectionality and the difficulty of being LGBTQ+
17th February 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Blackboard
Being a member of a minority group such as the LGBTQ+ community has several challenges. Being a member of the LGBTQ+ and other protected groups such as the disabled community or an ethnic minority can be more challenging. Join us in discussing this.
EDI – LGBTQ History Month
Union of Students Union collaboration webinar - Pride: What it means to me
22nd February 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Blackboard
Pride month is the anniversary of the Stonewall riots, a very important event for the LGBTQ+ community. Join us as we celebrate the identities identities of the Stonewall rioters and discuss how proud they are of their contribution to LGBTQ+ history.
EDI – LGBTQ History Month
Union of Students Union collaboration webinar - How can you support the LGBTQ+ movement?
24th February 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Blackboard
How can someone who is not part of the LGBTQ+ community, be an ally in the fight for LGBTQ+ rights around the world? What can individuals do to support the LGBTQ+ movement?
EDI – LGBTQ History Month