Imperial 600 at Pride in London 2018

About 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.

Today Imperial has over 8,000 staff and over 19,000 students.

Imperial 600 remains as active as ever, welcoming LGBTQ+ staff, postgraduate students and their allies.

Source of support

We exist to support the creation of an inclusive culture at Imperial by:

  • Organising 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.

Strategy 2018–21

In May 2018, we launched a three-year strategy for the network.

Download a copy here: Imperial 600 network strategy 2018–21 [PDF].

How the network is run

Imperial 600 is run by co-chairs Maeve O'Sullivan and Joёl McConnell

The network doesn't have a formal committee. Instead it has a steering group, comprising all network members.

See our Imperial 600 steering group terms of reference 2020–21.