The MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit strives to create an environment which is safe and open. We provide equality of opportunity to everyone, regardless of people’s age, disability, gender, gender identity, race, religion or belief or sexual orientation. In line with the University of Cambridge, we expect “all members of the University community to treat each other with respect, courtesy and consideration at all times…There is no place for any form of harassment, victimisation or sexual misconduct at Cambridge.” *(quoted from Cambridge LGBT Network website)
” The Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit provided a safe atmosphere as I was coming out a few years ago and always made me feel supported by students and supervisors alike. I now stand with pride amongst a growing representation of LGBT+ individuals at the unit transcending nationality, gender, and ranks. ”
– Shraddha Kaur, PhD student & Equality Champion at the School of Clinical Medicine
Resources regarding the University of Cambridge’s LGBT+ networks for students and staff:
LGBT+ Staff Network (https://www.equality.admin.cam.ac.uk/diversity-networks/lgbt-staff-network)
The general University Mentoring scheme
(https://www.ppd.admin.cam.ac.uk/professional-development/mentoring-university-cambridge) broadly includes LGBT+ mentoring. However, if you are specifically interested in being mentored or would like to volunteer to be a Mentor within the LGBT+ Network, please contact the Secretary Mary Lou Masko (tel. 32817, email email@example.com) for further information.
The Cambridge University Student Union has a vibrant and successful LBGT+ campaign (https://www.lgbt.cusu.cam.ac.uk), and can be found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
Also, find information on Sexual Health at the Student Union (http://www.studentadvice.cam.ac.uk/welfare/sexualhealth/)