Get involved

You can get involved in the Loughborough University staff group in a variety of ways, such as attending our frequent group meetings to discuss important topics, coming along to our socials throughout the year, or simply staying in touch via our email list or social medias.

To get started, simply email Sam Chambers to be added to the confidential staff email list where we send out communications about opportunities, events and meeting agendas / minutes.

Follow our Twitter, @LboroLGBT, to stay up to date with events on campus and news stories. We also have a private Facebook account – email Sam Chambers to be added to this.

Testimonials

Find out what the staff group means to a few of our members:

Sam

Sam (He / Him)

Chair of LGBT+ Staff Group and Administrator, AACME

The staff group is a chance for me to meet with other LGBT+ individuals and discuss and act on issues important to the LGBT+ community at Loughborough.

Alex

Alex (He / Him)

Welfare and Diversity Executive Officer, Loughborough Students’ Union

For me, as the elected student representative for welfare and diversity, and as an LGBT+ person, being a part of the LGBT+ Staff Group is layered. I have benefitted and continue to benefit from the staff LGBT+ community.

Amber

Amber (She / Her)

Doctoral Researcher, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

The LGBT+ Staff Group is a great way to discuss ideas and get to know other LGBT+ staff and doctoral researchers all over campus. It has a real inclusivity feel, makes me feel supported, and realise that I’m not alone.

Andy

Andy (He / Him)

Director of Finance, Vice Chancellor’s Office

The staff group is an important, visible presence for all of the LGBT+ community whether they are members or not. It’s an opportunity to socialise and but also to influence in the interest of everyone at the university.

Borja

Borja (He / Him)

Senior Lecturer in Sport Policy and Management, School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences

The staff group is a forum to meet other LGBT+ colleagues, realising we are not alone and that we are valued and respected by the University.

Chris

Chris (He / Him)

University Teacher in Psychology, School of Sport Exercise and Health Sciences

Being part of the group provides a collective voice for championing LGBT+ issues and people at the university. It also acts as a reminder, for yourself and other LGBT+ folk, that you are not alone.

Collina

Collina (She / Her)

Administrator, Executive Education

As an anxious person, being alongside such passionate and supporting individuals helps me open up and just be myself.

David

David (They / Them)

Application Support Manager, IT Services

Even in a generally liberal institution as a queer person you can feel isolated and misunderstood. Being part of the LGBT+ Staff Group makes me feel supported and gives us a voice within the organisation.

Jan

Jan (She / Her)

University Chaplain, Centre for Faith and Spirituality, EHB (1st floor)

The staff group is of great importance to me, I really appreciate the welcome I receive and hope my presence assures staff of the Chaplain's support.

Kyle

Kyle (He / Him)

Placement and Work-Based Learning Office, Loughborough Design School

For me the group is a fantastic way of connecting with other LGBT+ colleagues and allies across campus. We work together as a collective group to drive change across the University and host events to raise greater awareness of the LGBT+ community.

Paul

Paul (He / Him)

HR Partner, People & Organisational Development

This group provides an opportunity for LGBT+ colleagues to come together, share information, have fun and provide one another with mutual support.