Rainbow Lanyards


Our campaign has been so successful that across the network we are currently low on lanyard stock. We are awaiting confirmation of budget before are able to secure further lanyards. Please watch this space for more information as it develops. Many thanks, James (Network Chair)

The Pulse LGBT+ Staff Network invite our colleagues to wear a rainbow lanyard, available for staff to collect from various places across the University campuses.

University branded rainbow lanyard

UoS Pulse LGBT+ Rainbow lanyard

We recognise that when anyone can be themselves, they have an increased sense of wellbeing and perform better. The University community needs to embed a culture that is inclusive, and make it easy to show support for each other, by enabling a safe and friendly workplace.

“By being a supporter of the LGBT+ community, you can contribute towards a positive working environment, where collegiality is visible and helps show the University is a place where we celebrate diversity and inclusion” – Sir Christopher Snowden, VC

Therefore, we encourage you to wear a rainbow lanyard, to show our colleagues and students that the University is inclusive.

“Wearing a rainbow lanyard is an easy way to show your support for people around you, no matter their gender or sexual identity. It helps show that the University is a safe space, where we encourage each other to be genuine” – James Allen, Network Chair

To pick one up, get in touch with your local campus lanyard contact, details of which are below:

Highfield Campus
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team

Avenue Campus awaiting stock
Jayne Whistance

National Oceanography Centre
Nicola Pratt

Southampton Science Park at Chilworth
Rob Squire

Southampton General Hospital awaiting stock
Jens Madsen 

Winchester School of Art
Ash Bennette

1 Guildhall Square awaiting stock
Diane Taylor’s stationery cupboard (4th Floor, 3rd shelf)