LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and other sexual orientations and gender identities)

  • Information about LGBT+ Role Models and contacts
  • Careers Equality Advice
  • Students’ Union liberation campaigns
  • What to do in case of harassment or bullying

LGBT+ Role Models

USW LGBT+ Role Models are volunteers who are passionate about promoting LGBT+ equality within the University and committed to being visible role models, conveying the important message that people can be themselves at the University and can be accepted without exception.

The LGBT+ Role Models are points of contact for students (or staff) who are encountering an LGBT+ issue they would like to talk through with an LGBT+ person. They also provide ideas, support and advice on the development of LGBT+ equality to the university.

Careers and Employability Service

The Careers and Employability Service has a page about Equality in employment. This page includes a number of downloadable guides relevant to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender job seekers. The guides have been prepared by the Association of Graduate Careers Advisory Services.

There is also a dedicated LGBT useful links section on the Diversity Useful Links page of the Careers and Employability Service UniLife channel.

Students’ Union

The Students’ Union sometimes has liberation Campaign Officers campaigning for LGBTQ matters, depending on interest in the roles and elections.

Bullying and/or harrassment

There are two documents that cover this issue at the University:

  • University – Dignity at Study – policy on harassment, bullying, unfair treatment and victimisation.
  • Students’ Union – The Students’ Union also has a policy on LGBT related bullying and harassment, please contact the SU for details.

Other Useful Links

Trans Unite – allows members of the transgender & non-binary communities to find a support group local to them.