Event Summary



Date and Time

Wednesday 10 February 2021 (10.00 - 12.00)


Free (£30.00 non-members)

This online session utilising Zoom surveys the ‘here and now’ landscape for young LGBT+ people, with the aim of developing attendees’ awareness, understanding and cultural competence around LGBT+ issues.

We are pleased to welcome a substantial and informed input from Sam Hope, whose work encompasses therapy, supervision, training and consultancy.  During today’s event, Sam will make reference to the following:  

  • The diversity of LGBT+ community
  • Terminology and why language matters
  • Challenging unconscious bias and assumptions that impact interactions with learners/colleagues
  • A little extra about the less heard voices in the community; e.g., bi, asexual and trans people, and intersectionality
  • Steps to make your institution more inclusive for LGBT+ people
  • The benefits to all of a more inclusive learning environment
  • Current issues affecting the LGBT+ community, including legal changes in trans healthcare
  • Controversies around teaching about LGBT+

We are also pleased to welcome an input from Kelly Townend (Operations and Quality Manager, West Yorkshire Learning Provider Network) who will share practical suggestions on how to embed  LGBT+ into the curriculum.

Facilitated by Karen Plowman (Head of Professional Development, Skills and Education Group), participants will be encouraged to ask questions and share ideas, enabling effective networking and collaboration.

  • How can I access the event?

    All joining instructions will be sent a day prior to the session taking place and you will either be able to join us online, or by dialling into the session.

    If you have any questions or do not receive any joining instructions please call us on 0115 854 1626.