Staff Pride Network

Staff Pride Network

The Staff Pride Network is an inclusive network that serves as a resource for the rich diversity of LGBT+ employees across the institution, including PhD students who prefer to attend staff events. We strive to take an intersectional approach to providing a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for all people who self identify as part of LGBT+ communities, whether or not they are 'out' in the wider world, and to make LGBT+ issues more visible within the University environment. Different organisations use different acronyms to refer to specific groups, and terminology is always evolving. Our definition of LGBT+ includes, among others, those who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, gender fluid, intersex, non-binary, asexual, pansexual and polyamorous. It also includes all those individuals and communities whose sexuality or gender identity is a matter of shared personal, political and/or social experience, as well as those who are LGBT+ allies.

Month: October 2020

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Scientific pioneers recognised In October, the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE), Scotland’s National Academy, announced the six winners of its highly prestigious medals. The RSE medals recognise exceptional achievement in science, academia and public engagement. University of Edinburgh LGBT+ champion awarded medal Dr Luke Graham Boulter, of the MRC Institute of Genetics and Molecular Medicine… Continue Reading LGBTQ+ champion wins Royal Society of Edinburgh medal

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Original Article: 6TH OCTOBER 2020 BY CKEIR In Conversation with Rosalyn Pearson While many students may never venture south of the Meadows to the King’s Buildings, some might say that the same inequalities in academia persist or are even greater on Edinburgh University’s second biggest campus. In this interview with Rosalyn Pearson, a 3rd year PhD student in… Continue Reading Studying and working in physics and astronomy

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