While the COVID-19 crisis has meant that many more of us have found ourselves working remotely, it has served to highlight, perhaps more than ever before, the importance of connecting with our colleagues. Our Networks provide colleagues, visitors and campus neighbours with peer support and networking opportunities; members are also invited to help STFC enable an inclusive culture, environment and experience for everyone. Our networks are open to everyone, including all of our associates.

Rutherford Appleton Laboratory


  • LGBTQ+ Network
  • Black and Minority Ethnic Group
  • Dyslexia Group
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Mental Health first aiders
  • Mentor Programme
  • Occupational Health
  • Safety, Health and Environment
  • Trade Unions
  • Woman in STEM (WISTEM) Networks
  • Carers Support Group
  • Parents Support Group
  • Harassment Advisors
  • Early Careers Network (ECN)

Women in STEM

“Notable achievements of the LGBT+ Network have been the yearly celebrations of LGBT STEM Day and the opportunities our members have to influence and inform ED&I work within UKRI”