LGBT+ History Month: Your Career and the Workplace

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This month as part of celebrating LGBT+ History Month, the University has some great events and workshops lined up. Some of these events also have a career focus  so in this blog we pick out some key ones to look out for starting this Thursday 11th February! These events are for all students and staff who are part of the LGBT+ community or their allies.

Emma Sarjeant Internal Co-ordinator, SU LGBT+ Diversity and Support Group welcomes you to these events:

"We are thrilled to see how many events are being put on, throughout LGBT+ History Month, by different groups in the University. The events are open to anyone and are a safe space to ask questions, engage in discussions, and embrace the LGBT+ community. There are events that boost confidence, self-esteem, and understanding amongst the community and allies encouraging embracing yourself. It is also important to know your rights as an LGBT+ person in the workplace, and the personal nature of the Panel Event will allow you to get advice on coming out, disclosing to your employer of experiencing harassment." 

Emma will be around to welcome students to the Thursday Careers Panel event.

Careers Service – LGBT+ at work - Panel Event  - Thursday 11th February 6.00-7.15pm

The Careers Service in collaboration with the LGBT+ Student Society and Kaleidoscope (staff group) have put together some excellent speakers from different industry sectors and with different career journeys to talk about being LGBT+ in the workplace.

If you would like to find out more on how our panel came out at work, what has supported them in their careers to date, how they target diversity friendly employers and how do they know where to get help from when things don’t go as planned.

Our Panel Speakers

For details of this event and to find out more about our speakers check out

This event aims to provide a safe space for all and therefore we will not be recording this event.

Lecture: Understanding LGBT Working Lives in the UK  -  Tuesday 23rd February 3.00 -4.00pm

Join us to learn more about the working lives of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in the UK, based on a recent CIPD report. This event is open to University of Bath staff and students only.

To book your place go to

A Panel Event with IBM  -  Thursday 18th Feb at 13:30

A panel event with IBM – discussing how the pandemic has uniquely affected the LGBTQ+ community –

Make-Up Tutorial  -  Friday 19th Feb at 18:30

An all-inclusive make-up tutorial with George Jones – a live make up tutorial plus a chance to learn about George’s experience of being a guy, passionate about make up. Find out how make-up has helped George build confidence in his day to day life, and bring out his creativity.

To Book a Careers Appointment

We hope you enjoy these events. If you would like to discuss your career after this events or any concerns you may have, then please do go online to book a careers appointment with an adviser at . All our appointments are confidential and respect your privacy.

To Find out more about the LGBT+ Diversity and Support Group email


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