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Pride, LGBT+ Network and Stonewall Diversity Champions

Aug 11, 2017

Pride parade
Join us at the 2017 Pride parade

Salford is a proud city, with a diverse population and a large LGBT+ population. This year we’ll be making a bold statement in the Manchester Pride parade with lots of people from the Salford community. 

Volunteers needed

We’ll be celebrating the city and our fantastic free summer pride event, The Pink Picnic, with a float decked out like a giant picnic scene, plus a marching contingent. In the spirit of Salford Pride and the theme of this year’s parade - The Class of 2017- we will have bright coloured T-Shirts, rainbow graduation robes and hats.

To make an impact we need at least 25 staff members to join our enthusiastic student delegation; you don’t have to be LGBT+. You’ll be given a t-shirt to wear during the parade, and you get to keep it afterwards. Neil Fowler, Dean of Students and Jackie Kay our Chancellor have already volunteered to take part and are encouraging a big University presence.

The parade will take place on Saturday 26th August in Manchester city centre between 1pm and 3pm, and volunteers need to be there by 11am. For more information about Manchester Pride visit

To take part, visit the Students’ Union website. If you have any questions please contact Graham Rimmer on 0161 295 2487.

We are taking the opportunity of such a fab event to re-launch our LGBT+ Staff Network but for those that can’t make it please contact Sue Clark, Inclusion & Diversity Manager to sign up on or 0161 295 0161.

Proud Stonewall supporters

Stonewall logoThe University of Salford is a Stonewall Diversity Champion.

The programme is the UK’s leading best-practice employer’s forum for LGBT equality, diversity and inclusion. We’re proud to be a champion, so it would be great to see the logo added to the email signature for our staff and students.

This represents the University’s stand on the inclusiveness of the LGBT community, as well as promoting a safe and inclusive environment. It sends a strong, positive message for not just our current students and staff but also to future students and possible recruits - just right click on the image to download.

Creating an inclusive workplace is only successful when everyone is involved, therefore we will be working on a number of initiatives in the coming months and will be asking staff and students for their feedback, contributions or involvement.

If you’ve got any feedback or queries contact:

Gemma Lomas, Inclusion & Diversity Officer, 0161 295 8139


Sue Clark, inclusion & Diversity Manager, 0161 295 0161