ENFYS ~ The LGBT+ Staff & Postgraduate Student Network
Enfys (meaning Rainbow) is the name for the LGBT+ network for all staff and postgraduates at Cardiff University.
ENFYS exists to:
- Raise awareness of LGBT+ issues and thereby promoting equality and diversity within Cardiff University and to external organisations
- Represent the views of LGBT+ staff and support all members of staff across the University with issues relating to LGBT+
- Provide a gateway of support and assistance to LGBT+ staff in the workplace and a forum for discussion of issues affecting LGBT+ staff
Launched in November 2006, members voted for the name ENFYS (Welsh for rainbow, pronounced en-viss) to reflect the “open” status of its membership. LGBT+ is a term we use to make the staff network as inclusive as we can of the many different sexualities and gender identities.
We meet often throughout the academic year for a mixture of activities and work closely with partner organisations on many of these events such as Cardiff Council, the Welsh Government, National Assembly for Wales, South Wales Fire and Rescue and Local Health Boards. We also have a direct line to the senior team of the University through various committees and are able to influence policy and discussion where appropriate.
Cardiff University is proud to be one of Stonewall’s Top 100 Employers in the UK (currently 24th in 2015), a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champion scheme and a Stonewall 'Highly Commended' Network Group. In 2015, Enfys was awarded Network Group of the Year at the Stonewall Cymru Awards for the second year running, and our Chair, Karen, was awarded Role Model of the Year. We were also awarded an Awesome Network Award from Inclusive Networks.
Learn how you can support your LGBT+ colleagues and promote equality and diversity here.
This will let you know the activities that are coming up that you can get involved in – we are always looking for new suggestions of things you would like us to organise.
This section highlights information to support you at work as an LGBT+ member of staff.