Forums and networks

Black Asian and Minority Ethnic Staff Forum

The Black Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) Staff Forum is a group made up of staff (including academic staff, professional services and Phd students) who identify as BAME/POC.

Committee Management Network

An informal termly meeting of those who either currently work on committees or groups, or deal with the administration of committees or groups in some way.

Essex Access Forum

The EAF is a discussion forum and consultation body working to support excellence in all aspects of physical and non-physical access at Essex.

Essex LGBTQ+ Alliance

The Essex LGBT Alliance is a network of Essex-based organisations sharing resources and best practice for the benefit of everyone in the workplace.

Essex Women's Network

The Essex Women’s Network is open to all staff who work at our University and also to PhD students.

Global Forum

The Global Forum is a staff-led network which promotes, celebrates and emphasises the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff.

Information Champions Network

The Information Champions Network is made up of volunteers from across the University, known as Information Champions.

LGBTQ+ Allies

Our LGBTQ+ Allies are a group of staff committed to ensuring that the University’s workplace is an inclusive and LGBTQ+ friendly environment.

LGBTQ+ Staff Forum

Our LGBTQ+ Forum are a group of LGBTQ+ staff committed to supporting one another and consulting on LGBTQ+ matters within the University.

LGBTQ+ and allies community

The University’s LGBTQ+ and allies community promotes good practice and ensures our LGBTQ+ community are listened to and supported.

Parents' Support Network

Working parents with shared interests and responsibilities who offer each other informal peer support on topics such as managing the transition back to work and the challenges of being a working parent.

Peer Mentoring Database

The Peer Mentoring Database is designed to build and sustain opportunities for informal peer observations with fellow Essex colleagues.

Technology-Enhanced Learning Network

You will get regular updates on Technology-Enhanced Learning at Essex, including useful tips, guides, news of events and upcoming training.

Trainers' network

The purpose of the network is for sharing tools, techniques and resources; identifying ways we can support one another to provide the best development opportunities across the University.

Working Group to Support Trans and Non-Binary Students and Staff

A working group providing a space to enable the community to be heard more directly by the University.