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Staff Inclusivity Networks

Our Staff Inclusivity Networks provide spaces for community, confidential advice, and support. By joining a network, you’ll have the opportunity to learn, connect with like-minded colleagues, and shape the future of equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) work at ARU.

Networks run events, deliver awareness-raising campaigns, and inform changes to ARU’s policy, practice, and more. Each year, the work that networks do to develop ARU’s inclusive culture is recognised and celebrated at the annual Inclusivity Staff Network Conference.

Our Staff Inclusivity Networks are open to all staff at ARU. The networks are independent of Human Resources and are led by colleagues from different areas across ARU.

Disabled Staff Network

This staff network promotes awareness of disabilities, both visible and invisible/non-apparent, to share best practice and aims to raise the profile of staff with disabilities. This includes being a place of support for disabled colleagues, as well as for colleagues who don’t have a disability who may have questions. Email: [email protected]

LGBTQ+ Network

The LGBTQ+ Staff Network is a safe space for staff to come together socially and professionally to share best practice, celebrate diversity and promote the profile of LGBTQ+ staff at ARU. Email: [email protected]

Men's Staff Network

The Men’s Staff Network gives male staff a safe, confidential space to talk and listen to each other. They encourage discussions and support around physical or mental health and have guest speakers in to explore and educate staff on specific subject areas. Email: [email protected]

Part-Time and Flexible Working (PTFW) Staff Forum

The Part-time and Flexible Working Staff Forum is open to all staff of ARU and its partner institutions, whatever their work status, role, or level of responsibility. They also welcome members who do not work part-time or flexibly but who support their aims to champion those who do. They also encourage managers of part-time and flexibly working (PTF) staff to join them to find out more about best practice in managing teams which include PTF staff. Email: [email protected]

Race and Ethnic Equality Network (REEN)

REEN aims to promote staff equality and opportunities through active involvement and consultation on our university’s strategy, policies, and guidance on race equality. Email: [email protected]

Women's Staff Network

The Women’s Staff Network is open to all ARU staff and its partner institutions, whatever your gender, role, or level of responsibility. Email: [email protected]