UCL Human Resources


LGBTQ+ Allies Training

The session is available for those who have joined the Friends of Out@UCL network and those wishing to join.


This session is for anyone who wants to support LGBTQ+ equality at UCL; whether in a student facing role; line manager or supervisor of staff; or member of a staff team.

The Friends network and training session are initiatives from the UCL LGBTQ+ Equalities Advisory Group (UCL LEAG) – the steering group of the Out@UCL staff network group.

The session will include:

  • why Friends / allies and tangible support actions are important at work
  • identifying and discussing in a safe space how staff can perform as a Friend/ally and factors which might hinder and assist this performance
  • clarity on personal actions staff can take going forward in their roles at UCL.

Learning outcomes

By the end of this session, you will have a fuller understanding of:

  • to better understand the role of being an ally 
  • to gain confidence in identifying and challenging behaviour and language that is offensive to LGBTQ+ colleagues and clients 
  • to raise awareness and champion LGBTQ+ equality