Useful Information In 'Equality & diversity' RamadanStudent EDI TeamsWho are you?PoliciesEDI Student AmbassadorsUseful InformationInstitutional EDI LeadsEquality MarksThe Survey and Focus GroupsContact UsWhat we are going to doStudent Equality & Diversity Back to 'Student intranet' LGBTQ Networks and Societies Guild of Students' LGBTQ Association aims to represent those who consider themselves to have a minority sexual/romantic orientation and/or gender identity. OSTEM (Out in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) s a society dedicated to supporting LGBTQ+ students studying, or with an interest in, STEM subjects. Birmingham Medsoc LGBTQ is a social group, where members can get to know LGBT students in other years. Rainbow Network exists to provide support for LGBTQ staff and PhD students, and ensure that their views and needs are recognised by the University. The Careers Network's LGBT mentoring scheme supports students to gain advice on how to be happy and fulfilled as an out lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or queer employee. Further information and activities We are recognised as a Stonewall Global Diversity Champion. See our Equality Marks page for more information. See our guidance on how to support our transgender students and staff. Explore our annual LGBT History Month activities. Explore our Rainbow Network's Global Mobility scheme for international travel advice. The Birmingham LGBT Centre advocates for and supports lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans communities. We're part of the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index, the definitive benchmarking tool for LGBT inclusion in the workplace. Disability Networks and Societies The Guild of Student's DAMSA association provides representation and support for all students who identify as having a disability. Further information and activities The Learning Support service offers drop-ins, advice and support, and guidance with reasonable adjustments for anyone with disabilities. The University's AccessAble platform provides in-depth information about the accessibility of our buildings. In 2023 we're hosting the IBSA world games (International Blind Sport Federation). Find out about our Department of Disability, Inclusion and Special Needs (DISN). Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic Networks and Societies The Guild of Students hosts a wide range of BAME student societies. Further information and activities Find out how we're working toward race equality via our Equality Marks page. Find out what events we host for our annual Black History Month celebrations. Why not explore the work of our Centre for Research in Race and Education (CRRE)? Faith Networks and Societies Explore the Guild of Student's Faith societies. Further information and activities Find out how we create an environment of religious inclusion at our Respecting your faith page. Explore services and events at our Multi-faith chaplaincy. Explore the work of our Department of Theology and Religion. Explore our Ramadan information page. Religious observance policies are in place to accommodate faith based needs. Visit our Codes of Practice page and search by cohort year. Gender Networks and Societies See the Guild of Student's societies page to explore a range of gender based societies. Further information and activities We are an Athena SWAN charter mark holder. Find out more about Athena SWAN at our Equality Marks page. Every year we celebrate International Women's day. See our dedicated page to find out what's taking place this year. You can keep up to date with our research in Sexuality and Gender Studies. Find our about the work of our Centre for Women's Enterprise, Leadership, Economy and Diversity (WE-LEAD). Family Resources and support We have policies in place to support student parents and carers. Visit our Codes of Practice page and search by cohort year. We have a number of day nurseries on site to help with childcare while you study. We are signing up to The Stand Alone pledge to provide support to students who are estranged from their families. Visit our Equality Marks page to find out more. You can find information about being a student parent or carer on our dedicated page. For support with parent or carer responsibilities every school provides a wellbeing support officer.