York St John University one of the top 100 organisations for LGB-friendliness

Staff across the University celebrate with a commemorative cake!

Staff across the University celebrate with a commemorative cake!

Stonewall today released the results of their annual Workplace Equality Index, “the definitive list of Britain’s most gay-friendly workplaces”. We’re delighted that in our second submission, we have managed to jump 146 places to meet our ambitious target of reaching the prestigious top 100 by 2015, coming 78th.

We believe the result represents the hard work and dedication of staff and students to create an inclusive community in which individuals are supported and encouraged to be themselves. We are proud of what has been achieved by the LGBT Staff Network, Human Resources and others across the university in the last few years:

The University is one of only nine higher education institutions to reach the top 100, and one of only two universities to rank in the top 100 of the 2015 Workplace Equality Index and also score top marks in Stonewall’s 2015 Gay By Degree (the other being Cardiff University).

For more information, including a quote from the Director of Student and Staff Services, see the University’s press release.

Andy Law

I’m the Secretary of the LGBT Staff Network. With the support of the Steering Group, I take a lead on coordinating the group’s activities, including liaising with a number of external organisations. I set up York LGBT History Month, have been involved in various capacities with York Pride and York LGBT Forum for the majority of my time in York, and jointly led the student group here as an undergraduate. I also act as Equality Champion for Registry, where I’m based in the Academic Quality Support team.

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  1. 18 August 2015

    […] our submission to the next Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, with high hopes of replicating last year’s top 100 success! As part of this exercise, all staff (LGBT or not) are invited to give their views on the […]

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