Membership

  • Dr Conor Buggy (Chair)
  • Ciarán Ó hUltacháin
  • Judy Walsh
  • Noelle Moran
  • Paula McGarry
  • Marcellina Fogarty
  • Philip Weldon
  • Ciara Sheils
  • Sinead Critchley

Terms of Reference

Objective

The purpose of this sub-group is to consider and further opportunities for LGBTI focussed issues and concerns relevant to equality, diversity and inclusion within the University, with a view to optimising and transforming our university community’s culture, ethos and practice towards one of universal equality.

LGBTI Equality

UCD is a founding member of the Diversity Champions programme of the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network (GLEN) in Ireland and in that context can be expected to take a proactive and open LGBTI-inclusive stance in its strategies and policies. International research also demonstrates a strong business case for diversity, as organisations that embrace equality are more likely to be higher performing and demonstrate greater employee engagement. UCD can seek to mainstream LGBTI equality and visibly securing an LGBTI-friendly work environment where one can be oneself in a culture of respect and where one will be fully supported by our university’s organisation structure and community in cases where this has negative consequences.

Responsibilities:

  • To review, contribute and promote LGBTI proofing of all EDI policies, frameworks, agendas and research;
  • Assist in the development of an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion policy for staff and students which fully mainstreams LGBTI equality, along with a Gender Identity Policy and Guidance for staff and students in the University;
  • To identify and advance opportunities for LGBTI equality, awareness and visibility in the University: governance, policy, administration, systems and work practices;
  • To consider ways that LGBTI staff and students can be recognised in the University with UCD proactively demonstrating that it values its LGBTI community and that UCD is an LGBTI friendly workplace and employer;
  • To make recommendations to the EDI Group around promoting and mainstreaming LGBTI initiatives, and to consult with appropriate University bodies where required.

Conduct of Business

The group will meet five times in the academic year (twice in semester 1 and twice in semester 2 and once in the summer term) and develop actions for the EDI and consider key objectives for the work programme of the year ahead and beyond.

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