The Christ’s College community is committed to the respect and care of all its members. We understand this commitment to extend to all aspects of College life and in particular to the provision of support and protection to those most in need. We review our commitment regularly and below are some of the key ways in which we strive to create a caring and supportive community for all.
The College Governing Body has established a Care+ Working Group to develop and promote work related to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within the College. The Working Group is chaired by Professor Sarah Franklin.
Fellows and Staff are encouraged to participate in appropriate EDI training relating to their roles. Tutors and Porters have received Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) training.
Every student is assigned a Tutor responsible for pastoral support. In addition, the Chaplain provides pastoral support for students, staff and Fellows. The College Nurse is available during surgery hours to provide medical advice and care. Counselling services are available to students and to staff. The College is currently looking to expand its Welfare provision.
The College has adopted several policies relating to EDI:
Equal Opportunities Policy Statement
Harassment and Sexual Misconduct Policy
Below are some links to information and resources for following subjects:
- Health and Wellbeing
- Equality and Diversity
Christ’s has a long history of supporting LGBTQ+ staff, students and Fellows, as well as projects related to LGBTQ+ history, research and culture. In addition to resources within the College there are numerous LGBTQ+ organisations within the University – for staff, students, researchers and alumni – as well as in the Cambridge area, which is well-known for its histories of LGBTQ+ activism and scholarship.
LGBTQ+ Staff Network at Cambridge
Q+ Research programme at Cambridge
Trans staff and students in higher education