Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity


LGBT+ Staff Network

The University of Kent's LGBT+ Staff Network Chair, Carin Tunaker, encourages people from all backgrounds, sexual orientations and gender identities to get involved and also welcomes any ideas, feedback and advice you might have to advance and grow the Network.


2019/20 Meeting Dates

  • Monday 18th May 2020, IDAHOT Day
  • Wednesday 1st July 2020, 12:00-14:00 (AGM)

Terms of Reference

  • promote positive attitudes towards LGBT+ people and raise the profile of LGBT+ equality across the university;
  • promote recognition and awareness of discrimination facing LGBT+ staff and identify ways to address any inequalities;
  • ensure issues of sexual orientation and gender identity are integrated into the operation of equality and diversity at the University of Kent;
  • consider the impact of legislation on University of Kent Policies, procedures and practices as they relate to issues of sexual orientation and gender identity;
  • identify any employment issues, policies, or practices that adversely affect lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT+) staff;
  • liaise with other HEIs as necessary with a view to sharing resources and/or ideas regarding issues of sexual orientation and gender identity;
  • report on progress to the relevant University of Kent committees and groups, as necessary;
  • act in an advisory role to the University of Kent on issues of sexual orientation and gender identity.
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  • Chair - Carin Tunaker
  • Deputy Chairs - Jan Moriarty (Canterbury) and Lynne Regan (Medway)
  • Self-nominated members of the LGBT+ Staff
  • Member of the EDI Team

Meetings: open to all staff; termly.

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Projects/key activities

There are a number of activites taken place throughout the year and more details can be found on the LGBT + Network Blog

Registry, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ

Enquiries: +44 (0)1227 764000 or contact us

Last Updated: 21/04/2020