Members of Imperial 600 in the Pride in London parade 2017, alongside family, friends and allies.
Contact Imperial 600
For information about Imperial 600 or for a confidential discussion about LGBT+ issues in the workplace, please email Caz Ulley and Dan Todhunter, the Co-Chairs of Imperial 600.
Imperial 600 was established in 2006 to support lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff at the College. The group’s name reflects the estimation that around 10% of the UK’s population is LGBT – in 2006 this equalled 600 of Imperial's 6,000 staff.
Imperial 600 today remains an active staff network, welcoming LGBTQ+ staff and postgraduate students and straight allies.
We exist to support the creation of an inclusive culture at Imperial by:
- Organising social events for LGBTQ+ staff and allies.
- Signposting relevant wellbeing services.
- Supporting the improvement of College policies and practices to ensure they are LGBTQ+ inclusive.
- Providing a confidential point of contact for staff to raise issues or to discuss any concerns they may have in relation to LGBTQ+ issues.
We have also formed a new LGBT+ collaborative with our counterpart networks at LSE, UCL and King's (LUKI). This creates even more opportunities for our members to meet like-minded people working in HE. See our events for details of upcoming LUKI activities.
Join Imperial 600 mailing list
To stay up to date with news and events for Imperial 600 members please join our mailing list by filling in this quick registration form.
We send out updates on a weekly basis.
We hold regular events for Imperial 600 network members. This includes events to raise awareness of the network and celebrate diversity such as marching in the Pride in London parade. See how we got on in this year's parade.
We also hold events as part of an extended network that we have created with our museum neighbours – Exhibition Rd LGBT+ network is open to all Imperial 600 members. Keep an eye on the Facebook page for details of upcoming events.
Subscribe to the Imperial 600 mailing list for details of how to join us, as well as information on other upcoming network events.
Imperial 600 steering group
Imperial 600 doesn't have a formal committee. Instead it has a steering group, comprising all network members. The steering group meetings are therefore open to all network members to attend. These are an opportunity for you to hear updates on network activity, contribute to discussions around diversity issues in the workplace and feed into future network developments.
The meetings are chaired by the Imperial 600 co-Chairs and run to an agenda:
- Dan Todhunter, co-Chair
- Caz Ulley, co-Chair
The steering group meetings are held on the last Wednesday of every month. The next one is on Wednesday 31 January 2018, Level 3, Sherfield Building, room 314, South Kensington Campus, 12.00–13.00.
"I believe passionately that our diversity is the key to Imperial’s success and that we all have the right to be judged purely on our merits. The College has made great progress in the past and I am sure has more to do in the future. I look forward to playing my part." Muir Sanderson, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Sponsor for Imperial 600