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The LGBTQ+ STEM @UCL Network aspires to promote the disruptive thinking of UCL postgraduate students and staff who identify as LGBTQ+ working in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) disciplines by providing a platform for dissemination and enabling meaningful connections.

This network is a student-staff partnership that celebrates diversity and excellence at all career stages.

The culture of STEM disciplines has long been considered to lean away from the overlap between person and professional lives. The international nature of science has also caused particular concerns for members of the scientific LGBTQ+ community as it increases the likelihood of interacting with cultures that were not yet inclusive of queerness. A visible LGBTQ+ presence in STEM disciplines is imperative to foster a supportive and productive environment for other members of the community.

Diversity is crucial for the development of ground-breaking research. This network will raise awareness of the research and professional activities of underrepresented groups within STEM communities who are world-leaders in their areas.