Transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming students
City has a sector-leading policy in place to specifically support transgender, intersex and gender non-conforming (TIGNC) members of our University community, and a working group of staff and students who are constantly reviewing the support available to students who relate to any of the above identities.
Background on the Policy
The Transgender, Intersex and Gender Non-Conforming People Policy was established in July 2017, to affirm City’s commitment to support students who identify as a part of the TIGNC community. The policy maps out key principles for supporting TIGNC individuals (the introduction of gender-neutral language, avoiding misgendering, availability of facilities, etc.), and provides a named contact for TIGNC students and staff at City.
Support for students in the TIGNC community
City provides the following to try and support students who may be transitioning while studying at the University, or to support those who have a trans history, intersex identity or gender non-conforming identity:
- An action plan between a relevant staff member and the student so that staff can be as useful as possible
- Mx is available as a title on the Student Records system
- Gender-neutral accessible toilets are currently available in Drysdale Building (Lower Ground) and Centenary Building, with plans to convert toilets and changing facilities across City by the end of the 2018/19 academic year
If you have any specific questions relating to the TIGNC People Policy or require any particular guidance on student support as a TIGNC individual, you can speak to a member of staff in the Student Centre or contact Student EDI.