The RGU LGBT+ Staff Network aims to improve the experience of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff at RGU.

Founded in 2014, the staff network empowers LGBT+ staff to meet, share information, provide support and through establishing a visible presence on campus ensures that the university remains a vibrant and inclusive environment in which all staff can reach their full potential without the fear of discrimination.

What does LGBT+ Mean?

LGBT+ stands for Lesbian, Gay Bisexual, Transgender. The’+’ covers all other types of sexual and gender identities. 

Find out more about terms relating to sexual orientation and gender identity

Who is the network for?

The Network is open to all staff of all sexual orientations and gender identities. We welcome those who do not identify as LGBT+ but would like to show their support for the LGBT+ community by being an ally.

Are you a Student?

We welcome Postgraduate and Research students join the staff network. There is also an RGU LGBT+ Student Society+ which is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students.

What do we do?

We meet regularly and promote our events through the Bulletin, IntranetFacebook and via our mailing list. To join the mailing list please email

Join the LGBT+ Staff Network

Join the LGBT+ Staff Network Please contact and we will add you to your mailing list. We use the mailing list to let members and allies know about upcoming events and opportunities to get involved.

Getting in touch

RGU LGBT+ Staff Network Terms of Reference (PDF 190KB)

RGU LGBT+ Staff Network initiatives 2017-18

LGBT History Month in February

LGBT History month aims to promote equality and diversity by increasing the visibility of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (“LGBT”) people.

  • 01, February, 2018 RGU LGBT+ History Month Events


    Find out more about RGU events to celebrate the lives and achievements of lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people from our past and present.  

Rainbow Film Nights

This monthly event aims to create a platform to screen movies with LGBT+ themes to RGU staff, students, alumni and the local community promoting equality and diversity and raising the issues faced by Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) people.

05, February, 2018 RGU LGBT+ Staff Network Rainbow Film Nights - Carol

RGU Rainbow Film Night Poster - Carol 400 325

RGU will host a free screening of ‘Carol’ (15) as part of the monthly RGU LGBT+ Staff Network Rainbow Film Nights.  

18, June, 2018 RGU LGBT+ Staff Network Rainbow Film Nights - Beautiful Thing

RGU Events

RGU will host a free screening of ‘Beautiful Thing’ (15) as part of the monthly RGU LGBT+ Staff Network Rainbow Film Nights.  

Coffee on Campus

The network meet regularly to share experience of being LGBT+ and provides a space to discuss campaigns or initiatives that the group wishes to promote or challenge. To join us for coffee please email

Coffee on campus will take place on the following dates: Wednesday 29 November, Wednesday 13 December, Monday 15 January, Tuesday 20 February, Thursday 22 March, Thursday 19 April, Thursday 24 May and Thursday 14 June.



Straight Allies

A straight ally or heterosexual ally is a heterosexual and cisgender person who supports equal civil rights, gender equality, LGBT social movements, and challenges homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. In session 2017-18 the staff network will work to recruit a straight ally from the Executive group and from RGU Staff to actively support the initiatives led by the LGBT+ Staff Network

If you want to know more about or support the network but don’t identify as LGB or T, please contact, Sexual Orientation Champion.

Rainbow Lanyards - Show your Pride #PrideonCampus

The University will purchase rainbow lanyards with the University logo on to promote LGBT+ Pride at RGU. These will be issued to staff or students who either identify as LGBT+ or are a straight ally. If you would like a lanyard please email