Edinburgh LGBT+ Medics Society Event: ‘Tell Me About It’

Edinburgh LGBT+ Medics Society invite you to our first event of LGBT+ History Month – ‘Tell Me About It’.

Meet us in Room G.01, 50 George Square at 7.30pm on this Monday 7th.

This is a great opportunity to meet members of our society and build connections with LGBT+ people and allies across the year groups. It’s a very casual and no-frills event providing a safe space for people to meet and talk about anything and everything.

We’d love to see you there,
Many thanks

Zac Finch (he/him)
Edinburgh University LGBT Medics



This year’s theme in Scotland is Blurring Borders: A World in Motion.

Please consider using our Philadelphia flag logo version in your email signature this month.

Some event details will be updated throughout the month. Please check the SPN member SharePoint for the most up-to-date calendar of events.
Information and updates can also be found here at the
SPN News Blog.








Zoom [Register here]

Lunchtime Social



The Royal Dick Bar at Summerhall [RSVP]

Evening Social



Zoom [Register here]

What is Queer Theory? – Panel exploring queer theory, what it is and why it matters!



Zoom [Register here]

Poetry reading with Andrés Ordorica – Co-hosted with Edinburgh Race Equality Network (EREN)



Zoom [Register here]

Bi+ Histories – Panel of bi+ UoE staff members sharing their unique stories.



Zoom [Register here]

“Coming In – Being Out” with OurStory Scotland Tell us your own LGBT+ History of ‘Coming in and Being Out’ in Edinburgh.



Other HE staff networks’ LGBT+HM Events around the UK


Webinar – Supporting transgender students in Higher Education 23/24 Feb

Good afternoon everyone,

I have just completed my doctoral research with the Open University. My research looks at the experiences of transgender students in Higher Education in the UK. I am running 6 webinars. All will be the same, just a variety of times over two days to allow for choice, and they are free to attend. My presentation will give an overall view of my research as well as identifying how you can support transgender students.


Wednesday 23rd February @ 09:30 GMT

Wednesday 23rd February @ 12:00 GMT

Wednesday 23rd February @ 14:00 GMT


Thursday 24th February @ 10:00 GMT

Thursday 24th February @ 13:00 GMT

Thursday 24th February @ 15:00 GMT


(To put the event into your Teams/Outlook calendar click on the .ics file attached to the confirmation email)


Kind regards,



Lynne Regan

Co-Chair LGBTQ+ Staff NetworkUniversity of Kent

Pronouns: She/Her



LGBTQ+ representatives from Lancaster University and University of Cumbria are collaborating to host an open discussion to answer your questions in honour of LGBT history month on 25th February. For more information and to access your free ticket please visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/lgbtqa-registration-241128320297


Please feel free to share with your wider community and networks, the event is open to all and will take place over Zoom 😊


We hope to see you there

Best wishes


LGBTHM/EDI Festival events


The Universities of Amsterdam & Birmingham are hosting the virtual EDI Festival 2022 from 3rd February to 3rd March as part of our strategic partnership on Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion. This year’s webinar series has the theme of “Somewhere to Belong” – exploring progress on EDI in higher education, LGBT+ refugees, disability & global mobility, legislating conversion therapy, and financial inclusion. Students and staff from both universities put together five international panels with contributors from the University of New South Wales and the University of Hong Kong among the U21 network and over a dozen organisations in Australia, Belgium, Canada, the Netherlands, and the UK.

LGBTIQ+ Students with a Refugee Status

Date: Thursday 10 February 2022

Time 19:00 – 20:00 GMT


Enabling Global Mobility for Disabled Students

Date: Thursday 17 February 2022

Time 15:00 – 16:00 GMT


Legislating Conversion Therapy

Date: Thursday 24 February 2022

Time 13:00 – 14:00 GMT


Financial Inclusion for Social Mobility

Date: Thursday 3 March 2022

Time 09:00 – 10:00 GMT



Thanks and best wishes



Peter Collins

Pronouns: He/Him/His

Student Equality & Diversity Officer

Student Services


Brunel University London event 


All are welcome to join us for The Buddhist Centre and the Ballet Class: LGBTQ Inclusion in Education, a virtual talk on inclusive education research by Dr Anna Carlile, Head of the School of Professional Studies, Science and Technology, Goldsmiths University. The event is Thursday, 17 February at 3pm and is free to all interested students, staff, alumni and friends. For further details and registration for the event, please book through the Eventbrite page.


All the best,



Jessica Kath

Prospect Development & Special Projects Officer and LGBTQ+ Staff Network Coordinator (she/her)

Brunel University London


LGBTQ+ History Month at Oxford Brookes University


The LGBTQ+ Staff Forum at Oxford Brookes University has been busy organising events for LGBTQ+ History Month and we are delighted to confirm that we will be welcoming Sara Ahmed, feminist writer and independent scholar, as the speaker for our flagship event, Complaint as a queer method, on 16 February at 6.00pm. I thought this event may be of particular interest to this network. It is free and open to everyone, so feel free to share more widely.


Best wishes,


Jayne Stuart
(She/her – see www.mypronouns.org to learn more)

Graphic Designer, Learning Resources

Chair, LGBTQ+ Staff Forum

Oxford Brookes University