LGBTQI+ Network

Terms of Reference & Governance

1. Name

The staff network is referred to as the “LGBTQI+ Staff Network @ TU Dublin”.


2. Purpose, Aims & Objectives

2.1 Purpose
The purpose of this network is to work in the spirit of enabling every person to reach their own goals and potential. This is done by working with ‘allies’ and interested parties to create a positive culture of equality, diversity and inclusiveness for all who self-identify as LGBTQI+.

2.2 Aims & Objectives
For individual allies we aim to;

  • facilitate professional and social networking opportunities.
  • provide informal peer support.
  • In the workplace and across the wider TU Dublin community we aim to contribute to a positive culture of equality, diversity and inclusivity (EDI) by;
  • advocating for and raising awareness of LGBTQI+ matters.
  • providing information and support on LGBTQI+ matters.

By engaging collaboratively with the wider community we aim to;

  • represent TU Dublin as a positive, visible, and recognisable presence within the EDI space and with the wider community.
  • liaise with other LGBTQI+ staff networks and educational organisations in the HEI and wider educational landscape.


3. Functions

  • provide opportunities for social and professional networking.
  • encourage research and cultural activities related to LGBTQI+ issues in conjunction with the EDI Research Staff Network.
  • build greater recognition within/across TU Dublin HR processes (e.g. staff induction) alongside other similar staff supports, where appropriate - terms of reference by the Equality & Diversity Campus Committee.
  • liaise with TU Dublin on LGBTQI+ issues regarding policy and best practice.
  • raise awareness and maintain institutional memory of LGBTQI+ issues within TU Dublin.


4. Organisation & Governance (positions to be confirmed)

CommitteeJoint/Co-Chairs – alternative rotating cycle
Professional Sub-Group voluntary
Social Sub-Group voluntary
EDI Committee voluntary
EDI Staff Research Network voluntary

It is envisaged that one of the co-chairs will attend the EDI TU Dublin Committee on behalf of the staff network. Attendance at the EDI Staff Research Network meetings is also encouraged.

Frequency of Meetings
3-4 meetings per academic calendar as well as social events

Work toward an independent budget through HR, Staff Development and Director of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion. 

Contact Details

To be included on the mailing list please send an email to the following address. Please indicate in your email if you wish your email address to be visible or B’CC’d. 


February 2019

Inaugural Meeting of the LGBTQI+ Staff Network @ TU Dublin.



Inaugural Meeting of the LGBTQI+ Staff Work @ TU Dublin, Inaugural Meeting 20th February 2019
From L-R: Aidan Wash, Carolne Earley, Emmet Jordan Murphy, Conor Horan, Etain Kidney.


September 2019

“The Do’s and Don’ts of Establishing a Sustainable Staff Network – Inclusion as Engagement”

Aim of the Event
Are you interested in setting up a staff network? Are you interested in connecting with other staff members with varied interests from sport, to staff societies and research networks? By developing inclusive staff networks, in and across the new TU Dublin, we can not only make an exciting workspace but also contribute to a vibrant university environment.

With the recent establishment of TU Dublin there is a need to develop greater connections across one of Ireland’s largest higher education institutions and first Technological University. Across this diverse university, there is an opportunity now and impetus to establish staff networks to reflect various interests. This event is designed to encourage staff to develop staff networks or societies!

With industry speakers from Accenture and Arthur Cox this event will discuss ways to encourage greater staff engagement. Ways to engage with industry through community-based projects will be discussed. If you are interested, sign up for this free event here. Spaces are limited.


Dr Conor Horan Inclusion as Engagement for Impact
Dr Catherine Bates & Catherine Lynch Civic and Community Engagement & The Engaged Research Network @ TU Dublin
Prof Sarah Jane Delaney Establishing the WHLE Network @ TU Dublin
Daniel Price Associate at Arthur Cox LGBT Staff Network
Ciarán Ó hUltacháin UCD LGBT Staff Network
Brendan Byrne Accenture
Prof Yvonne Galligan Director of Equality, Diversity & Inclusion TU Dublin

For more on this event please see the EDI News page.

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November 2019

Stand Up Awareness Week


For more information visit the BeLongTo website. Stand Up Awareness Week is a time for second-level schools in Ireland to join us and take a stand against homophobic, biphobic and transphobic bullying. This week is an opportunity for schools to look at how they can make them safe and supportive places for LGBTI+ students. It is unacceptable that one in five young LGBTI+ people face bullying, and that 70% of young LGBTI+ students feel unsafe at school. At BeLonG To, we are working hard to educate and train the entire school community around supporting LGBTI+ young people.

Click here to sign up for Stand Up Awareness Week 2019 and receive a free resource pack for your school.
Check out our selection of videos to educate your students around LGBTI+ issues.


January 2020

Call for Papers - OUTing The Past


"LGBT+ History conference and gathering" to be held in 2020 at Queen's University Belfast on 21st and 22nd May. This event is hosted by PRISM, QUB’s LGBT staff network. The theme for this conference is 'Completing the Past: LGBT+ History and creative production'. Abstracts to be submitted by 7th January 2020 via the OUTing the Past website. 

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