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7 Feb 2019

Hear about the career journeys of inspiring LGBT+ professionals and advocates at special panel event

As part of LGBT+ History month at the University, the Careers Network and the LGBT+ Association will be hosting a panel event next week discussing what it is like to be LGBT+ in the workplace.

Taking place on Monday 11 February from 7pm-8pm in Fusion, the event will feature seven influential speakers – including four alumni and one academic – who will be sharing their experiences throughout their careers so far, including the successes and struggles they have faced along the way.

More detail on each of the speakers can be found below:

  • Megan Coppack – An alumna of the University who currently works as a Technology Consultant at IBM.
  • Lisa Vine – Lisa was a previous chair of LSU’s LGBT+ Association during her time at University, and now runs her own LGBT+ advocacy, consultancy and training business, which supports public, private and third sector organisations striving for LGBT+ inclusion.
  • Jamie Hooper – Jamie is an alumnus of the University having graduated in 2012 with a degree in Psychology and currently works as a Senior Equality and Diversity Manager at Sport England.
  • Gemma Lomas – Gemma works as Inclusion and Diversity Manager at the House of Lords, where her focus is to expand on equality practice to include more diverse groups.
  • Mark Hopkins – Mark works in client services and launched the LGBT+ network for Blackrock soon after joining, and has led the network ever since. 
  • Thomas Bartsch – Dr Bartsch is a Lecturer in Applied Mathematics and has been at the University since 2006. He is also the Secretary of Quest, an organisation for LGBT+ Catholics, and their family and friends.
  • Claire Coates – Claire works as the Head of UK Corporate at Barclays, and last year signed up to be the Deputy Chair of Barclays Spectrum, the organisation’s LGBT+ network.

The event is free to attend and booking is available online. There will be an informal meeting in John Cooper’s after the event from 8pm-9pm to allow an opportunity for guests to speak with the panellists.

For further information about the events taking place at Loughborough University this month, visit the dedicated LGBT+ History Month webpages.