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.
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.