Stonewall Scotland Empowerment Workshops for Further and Higher Education Organisations
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Stonewall Scotland Empowerment Workshops for Further and Higher Education Organisations

Stonewall Scotland is hosting a series of fully-funded digital workshops specifically for Further and Higher Education organisations based in Scotland.  

The workshops are designed to empower individuals from a range of education bodies to understand their role in advancing LGBTQ+ inclusion at their organisation for all staff and service users.  


We are offering two workshops over the summer:

Workshop One: Inclusive Service Delivery

  • Date: Tuesday 27 July 2021
  • Time: 10:00-12:00
  • Cost: Free  
  • Where: Programme will be delivered digitally via zoom
  • Who: This session is perfect for any individual who works for student support and welfare services at Universities and Colleges across Scotland

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand how to collect and monitor data around the experiences and needs of LGBTQ+ students
  • Learn more about common barriers preventing LGBTQ+ students from engaging with services
  • Discuss how to embed LGBTQ+ inclusion in your service delivery and ensure your services remain responsive to the communities they are serving

Workshop Two: Building Resilient LGBTQ+ Network Groups

  • Date: Tuesday 14 September 2021
  • Time: 10:00-12:00
  • Cost: Free
  • Where: The programme will be delivered  digitally via zoom
  • Who: Perfect for LGBTQ+  network group leads, committee members, and/or member

Learning Objectives

  • Understand mechanisms to ensure that network group activities are accessible and inclusive of employees who experience multiple marginalisations in LGBTQ+ spaces
  • Learn about structures and strategies that encourage and maintain high participation for all employees within your organisation
  • Develop strategies for practising positive self-care amongst LGBTQ+ peers

Who can attend? 

The programme is open to individuals working at any level from the further and higher education organisations in Scotland.  

We welcome a diverse range of participants to our programmes, especially those that are currently underrepresented. We ensure that our programmes are accessible for all non-LGBTQ+ professionals, including individuals from a range of ethnic backgrounds, people of faith, people with accessibility needs and/or people who are disabled – and of course those who are at the intersections of these identities. 

Attend one of the workshops, or both, depending on your role and needs.

Why participate in this programme? 

We believe that LGBTQ+ people, across the world and across every stage of our lives, have limitless potential. LGBTQ+ students across colleges and universities in Scotland are owed an education that reflects who they are – so they can grow up into proud, self-assured adults. 

Stonewall’s LGBT in Britain: University Report shows that: 

  • More than a third of trans students (36 per cent) and seven per cent of lesbian, gay and bi students who aren't trans faced negative comments or conduct from university staff in the last year because they are LGBT
  • One in five trans students (20 per cent) were encouraged by university staff to hide or disguise that they are trans
  • More than one in five lesbian, gay and bi students (22 per cent) wouldn’t feel confident reporting any homophobic or biphobic bullying to their university staff. This increases to two in five trans students (39 per cent)

These workshops will give you the opportunity to explore how you can create an environment where all LGBTQ+ students and staff are supported in order to achieve their full potential.  

How to apply for a place on this programme

If you are interested in applying for this programme, please complete our application form. 

Please note that places on this programme are limited. Successful applicants will be notified via email.

If you have any questions about the programme, please contact us at


We want our events to be accessible to everyone. All delegates should expect to feel safe, welcome, and included at our events. These sessions will run via Zoom. Here is a link to the accessibility features Zoom offers.  

We will have members of the team on Tech support throughout the session.  

If you have any access needs, please email We will do our best to accommodate these.  

Our Programmes 

Stonewall is committed to ensuring that attendees to our programmes are able to participate in a safe and supported environment. Through different interactive exercises, we encourage delegates to challenge themselves, grow their understanding and develop new connections with the people in the session. Exploring issues and developing knowledge of different identities is encouraged and we see all identities as valid. Debating the validity of identities is not accepted on our courses.