Transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming students

LGBTQ students

Transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming students

A transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming people policy (TIGNC) was implemented for the 2017/18 academic year to provide support and guidance for students and staff relating to all aspects of gender identity and potential impact during their time at City.

This sector-leading policy was developed in close collaboration between staff and students from across the University, resulting in a framework which represents the interests of both students and staff.

In line with the implementation of the policy, City has seen a review of its practices relating to gender identity. This includes:

  • The development of processes to assist with name change and documentation
  • Gender neutral toilets
  • Training for staff
  • The language used in formal publications and other materials across City has been updated to ensure its gender neutrality and incorporated in City’s 2017/18 style guide.

The TIGNC Working Group, a sub-committee of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Committee, also undertook an online consultation with City students and staff, intended for individuals who either currently identify as Transgender, Intersex and/or Gender Non-Conforming, or who identify as having a Transgender, Intersex and/or Gender Non-Conforming history. However, we are also receptive to the perspectives of those who would consider themselves an ally to our Transgender, Intersex and Gender Non-Conforming communities. The survey gathered responses on the following areas:

  • The existing TIGNC People Policy and associated guidance (visibility, usefulness and accessibility)
  • The accessibility of City spaces, activities and facilities for TIGNC individuals
  • The overall student and staff experiences for TIGNC individuals at City

Gender neutral accessible toilets

You can find gender-neutral facilities across our campus.

LGBT student support

Support for students relating to sexual orientation is often linked to and grouped with gender identity (using the acronym LGBT).

The LGBT Society hold socials, attend campaigns and run educational events. City University LGBT aim to provide the following for self-defining LGBTQ students and their straight allies:

  • Provide support and a safe space
  • Promote and represent the views and interests of LGBTQ students
  • Hold social and educational events
  • Campaign on LGBTQ rights and issues to raise awareness and work with the wider community
  • Be fun and inclusive!
  • Find out more about the LGBT Society, or become a member.

City’s SU also have a dedicated LGBT Officer, elected by students at City, to represent issues specific to LGBTQ student communities at City.

You can find out more about the Officer and the specific work which they support on the Students’ Union websit