Your Union takes its role as a champion for equality very seriously. Everything that we do as a Union is bound by our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy and we are accredited as a Zero Tolerance Union actively challenging sexual harassment within our society.

 

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy comes with a framework and action plan which various members of the Union team are responsible for delivering. These actions are coordinated by a sub-group that is accountable to the Trustee Board of the organisation. You can read our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion strategy.

Below you'll find some information on the ways we work to champion E,D & I at Stirling. If you have any suggestions or feedback, we'd love to know. Please email us at theunion@stir.ac.uk or drop one of our Union Officers a message. 

Equalities Zone

 

We have regular Equalities Zone meetings. These meetings are open to all  BAME (Black, Asian, and Minority Ethinic), LGBT+, women, and disabled students to attend. These meetings are a forum for the Union to gather feedback and help solve any issues that may be arising. The Equalities Zone is where the four equalities officers are elected (who represent the four equality groups – BAME, LGBT+, women, and disabled students).

You can see who our current equalities officers are here!

Equalities Societies

Gender Equality Movement

 

We are Stirling University’s Gender Equality Movement. Our aim is to promote equality for all of the genders and provide a safe space for learning about this topic (all while smashing the patriarchy).

We welcome everyone to come along to our weekly meetings at 6.30 on Mondays as well as to our social events. Feel free to come along to meet like-minded people and to find out more. Even if you’re not a registered member you’re more than welcome to come along.

LGBT+ Society

 

Our group stands for the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, plus society, but we also more than welcome questioning or LGBT+ friendly students. We regularly hold socials, attend campaigns and run educational events.

Stirling University LGBT+ aim to provide the following for self-defining LGBT+ students and their straight allies:

• Provide support and a safe space

• Promote and represent the views and interests of LGBT+ students

• Hold social and educational events

• Campaign on LGBT+ rights and issues to raise awareness and work with the wider community

• Be fun and inclusive!

These student led societies are free of charge and anyone is welcome to come along.  You can find out more about them here

Feel there’s an equalities society that you would like to start up? You can contact theunion@stir.ac.uk for more information how to!