The University will attend the Wolves Pride event to show its continuous support to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) community.
The Wolverhampton Pride will gather for the parade at 12.30 and set to leave at 1pm on September 27 at Fold Street Car Park, in Wolverhampton.
Martha Bishop, pride organiser and general manager at LGBT Network Wolverhampton said: “We are delighted Wolverhampton University is supporting Wolves Pride, it shows their commitment to supporting local lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans people, making a real difference.”
Dr Sammy Li, Chair of the University of Wolverhampton LGBT Staff Network said: “The University’s participation in Wolves Pride demonstrates our commitment to equality being the largest organisation and named university of the city of Wolverhampton.
“It also strengthens our ethos as the University of Opportunity. In fact, we are the University of Equal Opportunity.”
The University will also work with local stakeholders, such as (LGBT) Network Wolverhampton, to develop a University information portal site for its students, staff members and future applicants.
The portal site will allow users to look for information on the University’s equality policy, support and services as well as the LGBT community in Wolverhampton.
Invitations to members and friends of the University will be sent to be part of the ‘I’m a Supporter’ campaign.
Giant supporter ID cards will be produced for people to take photos, tag and share on social media platforms.
The campaign aims to deliver a message that members of the University of Wolverhampton are devoted to ensure all campuses are an inclusive environment.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Geoff Layer, said: “The University is delighted to be supporting this year’s Wolverhampton LGBT Pride event.
“We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for our whole community and we’re proud that our LGBT staff network and student society are playing an active role in supporting this city event.”
The University has a strategic goal of becoming the UK’s Top 100 employers in Stonewall Workplace Equality Index and aims to support and encourage equal opportunities to its students, staff and members of the community.
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