UCL scores 10/10 in Stonewall guide
29 June 2012
For the third year running, UCL has been recognised by gay rights charity, Stonewall, as one of six UK universities who have scored top marks in Stonewall’s 2013 Gay By Degree guide for lesbian, gay and bisexual prospective students.
Gay By Degree is a guide which aims to inform gay and bisexual prospective students of the services and support offered by universities to LGBT students and staff.
The guide includes advice on career options, choosing a university, finance, accommodation and the application process. Prospective students can register to use the free site and build up shortlists of universities to compare their options.
Current students can also register to share information about their experiences.
Fiona Addison, UCL’s LGBT Equality Group Co-Chair, said: “As an out lesbian staff member, I am very proud to be working in an institution that actively welcomes and supports LGBT students. Achieving a score of 10/10 in Stonewall’s Gay by Degree University Guide for the third year running shows UCLs underlying commitment to embracing and celebrating diversity. UCL offers LGBT students a comfortable and safe environment where they can be themselves and be supported to reach their full capacity.”
Stonewall’s Head of Education, Wes Streeting, commented: “It’s hugely important for gay school leavers to be able to look for universities where they can be themselves. By supporting their gay students and staff so effectively, UCL help make sure all students really do have a great start to their adult lives.”
For further information on Stonewall and UCL’s LGBT equality work, visit the links below.
Image: UCL students and staff at Pride 2011