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Charity award for diversity network

An Edinburgh staff network has been recognised for the support it offers LGBT+ colleagues.

The University’s Staff Pride Network has been named Stonewall Scotland’s Network Group of the Year.

The University’s Staff Pride Network has been named Stonewall Scotland’s Network Group of the Year.

The award was made in recognition of the network’s efforts over the past year to promote an inclusive and supportive culture at Edinburgh.

It was presented at the charity’s Workplace Equality Awards last night (Thursday 8 March).

Inclusive group

The Staff Pride Network serves as a resource for the rich diversity of LGBT+ staff working across the University.

It hosts a range of formal and informal events, provides a safe space for the discussion of LGBT+ issues, and offers confidential support and advice.

More information on the Staff Pride Network is available at the link below.

We’re all incredibly excited about this award. We have worked hard throughout the year to make the University of Edinburgh a better place to work for LGBT+ colleagues and this award recognises that.

Jonathan MacBrideCo-Chair of Staff Pride Network

Visible symbol

In February, the University launched official rainbow lanyards for staff and students to show their support for diversity and inclusion at Edinburgh.

The Staff Pride Network took inspiration from the rainbow flag of the LGBT+ community to produce two lanyard designs.

So far, more than 600 lanyards have been given out, with an order for an additional 1000 on its way.

To request a rainbow lanyard, please complete the Rainbow Lanyard Request Form.

Rainbow Lanyard Request Form

I am proud and delighted that the University of Edinburgh Staff Pride Network has been awarded Stonewall Scotland Network Group of the Year for their breadth of work supporting LGBT+ staff at the university and in helping develop its LGBT+ inclusion work. I, along with our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion team, look forward to continuing working with and supporting our Staff Pride Network to take forward the University’s LGBT+ agenda.

Professor Jane NormanVice-Principal People and Culture

Related links

Staff Pride Network

Stonewall Scotland