I work in People and Organisational Development. I spend my time facilitating workshops for all staff in the University primarily based around aspects of management and leadership, communication skills and personal effectiveness. I’ve seen the look of relief in people’s eyes when I’ve told them I’m part of the LGBT+ community. And I think it’s important to remind people that we exist, throughout the organisation, doing all sorts of different things. My desk is unmistakable in the office. A rainbow flag flies proudly on it, which sits next to a rainbow unicorn. A simple, yet powerful way of conveying an important message to everyone, regardless of their identity.
I identify as a Queer Homoromantic Asexual.
If you are a new member of staff who is LGBT+ and would like to know more about Oxford and the University from an LGBT+ perspective, please do get in touch. I am also a trained mentor and would be happy to mentor LGBT+ members of staff within the University. Email: Hannah.Ravenswood@admin.ox.ac.uk