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.
In November 2021, 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 entirely by volunteers: read about who runs the network.
All network members are also regarded as a steering group for the network and Imperial 600 relies on their contribution to organising events, setting the agenda and raising issues of importance to the LGBT+ community.