LGBT+ Language in Use Webinar, Wednesday 28 April 4.00pm

Zoom Online,
28 April 2021, 16:00 - 17:30

LGBT+ Language in Use Pilot webinar

At UCU we believe that using the right language is a pre-requisite to building the kind of thriving, inclusive workplace that we all want to see. But as language changes over time how can we be sure that we are using the best, inclusive, language? This webinar will provide a safe space to discuss this question in an honest and supportive way. Being more interactive than some of our webinars we will expect participants to join in small group discussions in order to build confidence.

Join us! You might improve your professional practice and pick up some ideas about how to build a rich and diverse union.

Learning Aims

By the end of this UCU online workshop participants will

  • Have a greater understanding of LGBT+ language in use
  • Be more confident in their use of appropriate language
  • Explore how their professional practice could be improved by using supportive and inclusive language
  • Consider how they could develop, support and promote UCU campaigns in support of LGBT+ equality.

How UCU CPD webinars work

The taught sessions last for about 60 minutes, after which time we take 15-20 minutes to discuss the issues raised with a UCU official, depending on availability. For both pilot sessions on 26th and 28th April Seth Atkin, UCU’s Equality Support Official leading on issues around LGBT+ rights, will jointly deliver the taught part of the session, and also be on hand to field comments, questions and observations during the second part. The total time commitment will be around an hour and a half.

These pilot sessions are a vital stage in developing webinars before they are rolled out to members. Therefore any subsequent feedback you have will greatly assist the CPD team in getting this right.

You will need to find a quiet space, away from distractions (like telephone and email!), and you may prefer to use headphones for the session. I would also recommend that you check that you can use zoom before the session if you are unfamiliar with it.

Once registered you will be sent a meeting number and password for the webinar using zoom. You will be able to join the session from about 10 minutes before the stated start time. I would also recommend that you do join 5 to 10 minutes early as you will need to be admitted to the session, and of course there can be technical problems. Live transcription will be available. If you have any other additional requirements please let us know.


Bookings no longer allowed on this date.