Equality Consultation and Involvement Groups

What are Involvement Groups?

At De Montfort University, we have opportunities for both staff and students to have their say and contribute to service improvement, so for example, they might:

  • Discuss and report matters that impact on their experiences of working at
    De Montfort University
  • Inform the university of staff management policies, procedures and practices that impact both positively and negatively on their ability to work
  • Provide considered feedback to the university on policies, plans, practices and procedures
  • Inform the development of future equality schemes, actions plans and annual reports

We currently invite lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff, black and minority ethnic staff and disabled staff to meet at least once a term. Of course each group operates slightly differently and has different priorities; however each group has identified an agenda of issues to discuss with the university. Members of the senior management team have attended meetings to discuss with group members issues pertaining to their roles and responsibilities at DMU.

Importantly, the intention of the 'involvement groups' is not to focus on any individual cases but rather identify both the good practices and the challenges at DMU.

Notes are kept and published of all meetings, however names of group members are not recorded without expressed permission.

If you are a member of staff who is disabled*, lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender or from a black or minority ethnic group and would like to come to one of the future meetings, please contact the Head of Equality and Diversity| or call 0116 250 6436 and ask to speak to Christine Nightingale, Charlotte Clayton or Rachel Mallon.

Black and Minority Ethnic Staff Group (BME)

If you are a member of staff from a black or minority ethnic background, you are welcome to come along to our next meeting which will take place on 15 May 2014, 12noon to 1.30pm.  If you would like to attend, please contact the Head of Equality and Diversity|.

Notes of Previous Meetings

Disabled Staff Group

If you are a disabled* member of staff, you are welcome to come along to our next meeting, which will take place on 12 May 2014,10am to 11.30am.  If you would like to attend, please contact the Head of Equality and Diversity|.

Notes of Previous Meetings

Notes of the Accessible Software Users Meeting held on 1 November 2010|.

*Disabled staff may have personal experience of one or more of the following or similar conditions: dyslexia, dyspraxia or other learning difference, physical, visual or hearing impairment, depression or other mental health condition, long term health condition such as cancer, diabetes, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, HIV or ME. You do not have to have disclosed this condition to the University to come along to the meetings.

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Staff Group (LGBT)

If you are a member of staff who is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender, you are welcome to come along to our next meeting which will take place on 14 April 2014, 10am to 11.30am.  If you would like to attend, please contact the Head of Equality and Diversity|.

Notes of Previous Meetings

Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Students Group (LGBT)

DMU LGBT is an official society of De Montfort Students' Union and offers support and advice to any DMU students that self-define as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual or Transgender.  The group also organises and hosts a wide variety of social events throughout the academic year that everyone is welcome to attend.

To find out more about student groups visit Student Voice.

Also see:

Athena Swan|

Stonewall Diversity Champion|

The Disability Symbol|

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