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Developing a strategy for an LGBT+ inclusive STEM Faculty

Project leader(s): 
Clem Herman

The project aims to address an area of equality, diversity and inclusion that has received little attention within the STEM Faculty to date, namely identifying and addressing the needs of LGBT students. This is being designed as an Action Research project in partnership with OU Plexus, the OU’s LGBT student association. Thus the initial phase of the project will be to scope out exactly what are the issues and problems to be addressed and how we will investigate these. Some indicative areas of work are outlined below, but these may evolve following our initial scoping meeting. The impact of the work is likely to be a strategy for LGBT inclusion that can be adopted by the STEM Faculty, including perhaps training and awareness raising for staff. Ultimately the intention is to ensure that LGBT students are able to enjoy a positive learning environment that enables them to achieve their study goals.