This is a social and support network for all staff based at the University of York. We are committed to promoting an inclusive and supportive environment across the University, one that promotes equality for all.

Joining the alliance

Membership of the Rainbow Alliance is open to all members of University staff who are committed to the aims of the network, whether full or part time, temporary or permanent.

Follow the links below for information about this network. If you have any questions or would like to join the network please email

Monthly Socials

We meet on the first Thursday of the month from 5.30pm onwards at Brew York, Walmgate. All staff are welcome.

See the following dates:

  • 6 April
  • 4 May
  • 1 June
  • 6 July
  • 3 August
  • 7 September
  • 5 October
  • 2 November
  • 7 December

Monthly lunch club

Members of the Alliance meet up every fourth Wednesday of the month between 12 noon - 1pm, at the Church Lane Link Café for a monthly lunch club. All staff are welcome.

See the following dates:

  • 26 April
  • 24 May
  • 28 June
  • 26 July
  • 23 August
  • 27 September
  • 25 October
  • 22 November

If you have any questions please get in touch at