Colleague equality networks

Values and initiatives

We support an array of colleague groups and networks with the aim to promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within their specific areas of expertise.

The networks provide a forum for colleagues to discuss issues of mutual interest and raise any concerns in a safe and welcoming environment.

They also provide support, signposting, networking opportunities and increase staff awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion activities.

Race Equality Network

The Race Equality Network is for all staff who identify as as Black, Asian or any other racially minoritised ethnic group. It's also a safe space for those who have an interest in race, faith and other race equality issues. The network aims to celebrate and increase awareness of the ethnic and cultural diversity of colleagues at the University and drive forward the understanding and promotion of equality. It also acts as a voice for racial equality and actively participates in the University’s Race Equality Charter Mark award and Black Lives Matter working group.

If you would like to contact this network, email:

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, plus (LGBT+) Network

The LGBT+ network is a network of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and allies colleagues. It provides information and support for all staff on LGBT+ issues and inform, educate and spread awareness about the issues the LGBT+ community faces within our community. It is also a confidential platform for colleagues who are in need of any kind of support or a personal chat.

If you would like to contact this network, email:

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Staff Disability Network

The purpose of the Staff Disability Network is to assist the University to enable positive experiences for colleagues, and others in the University community who have a wide range of disabilities and long-term conditions. The aims of the network are to discuss recommendations for actions that could be taken to address current, emerging or potential issues facing colleagues with disabilities and long-term conditions and to provide support to colleagues who raise issues or concerns, directing them to relevant services or teams as appropriate, and adopting an advocacy role when required.

If you would like to contact this network, email:

Women's Network

The Women’s network is open to all women who work at the University and offers a forum to share ideas and provide mutual support for career and personal development. Its aims are to provide a support network and a voice for women at UCLan, encourage more staff to engage with the gender equality agenda, and provide a range of events and activities that support women's careers, e.g. Athena SWAN awards and mentoring.

The Women’s Staff Network at the University of Central Lancashire focusses specifically on providing a unified voice for people who identify as a woman.

If you would like to contact this network, email:

Find out more

For further information on any of the above networks, please contact University colleagues can find further information and contact details on the staff intranet.