Spotlight on our staff
Head of Accommodation
Richard is Head of Accommodation in the Student Plus Directorate, overseeing the day-to-day management of the University's accommodation portfolio, including the three 'Elms' accommodation hubs.
He is also a Representative on the University's Staff Forum, and co-chairs PRISM, Queen's LGBT+ staff network.
I spend my time between the three accommodation hubs of Elms BT1, Elms BT2 and Elms BT9. I am also a member of various committees, including Carbon Management, Health and Safety, and Student Support groups.
My other interests, apart from travel, include architecture, cooking and the gym.
I have not encountered any negativity from colleagues or students since joining Queen's over 10 years ago. I have found that colleagues treat me with respect and understanding and now many colleagues are wearing rainbow lanyards, which is a wonderful sign of support to both LGBT+ staff and students.
Richard Robinson and Sally Bridge, co-chairs @QUBLGBTSN discussing the purpose of their PRISM network, Belfast Pride, their social programme, QUB consultation, Working with Pride and much more #DiversityAwards pic.twitter.com/jiGHrHSuPY— Legal Island (@legalisland) June 25, 2019
What advice would you give to an LGBT person new at Queen's?
Lastly, please join PRISM.
If you would like tojoin the Staff LGBT+ Network please email email@example.com, indicating in your email whether you would like to be invited to (a) forthcoming meetings of the Network and/or (b) events organised by the Network.
PRISM is keen to grow their membership and particularly encourages contact from any staff who identify as belonging to the LGBT+ community.
All emails will be treated in confidence.
Follow @QUBLGBTSN on Twitter for information on upcoming events and other activity.
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