The University of Chester is one of only two higher education institutions in the North West to have been awarded a charter mark to recognise its dedication to supporting LGBT+ colleagues and students across all campuses.
The Navajo Merseyside and Cheshire Charter Mark is an accredited scheme which indicates the good work, practice, knowledge, support and commitment to supporting staff and students who define as part of the LGBT+ community.
Around a year ago, Kathryn Leighton, Human Resources Manager – Development and Diversity at the University, liaised with the Staff LGBT+ Group about gaining recognition for all the work they and other colleagues do to support LGBT+ staff and students. CSU were asked to participate in the application process by being part of the group who were interviewed by the assessors. CSU were pleased to be involved due to the work and dedication that gets put into to ensuring all students at UoC feel supported and represented throughout their studies.
It is great the UoC are only one of the two higher education institutions in the North West to have been awarded this as it shows how dedicated and committed staff from all departments are to ensuring that UoC is a diverse and inclusive work and place to study.
Find out more about the Navajo Charter Mark here