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