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LGBTQ+

At UCL Computer Science, our LGBTQ+ focus group was created to ensure the equal rights of LGBTQ+ people working and studying in the department. We aim to improve the quality of life in working spaces, making Computer Science a safer and more informed department at UCL.

Our work focuses on:

  1. Ensuring that the Wellbeing office at UCL is a safe space for LGBTQ+ people. Following some serious complaints on the service received, we are working towards a more explicit way of choosing the right counselling service for LGBTQ+ students. This will be obtained by having the option of choosing an LGBTQ+ ally during the application process and selecting Counsellors with allyship training on the Wellbeing website.
  2. Providing up to date allyship training for the department. When on campus, trained staff will be identifiable with stickers on their office doors.
  3. Creating a LGBTQ+ safe space, where people can gather once a month in the form of a sharing circle. Individual mentoring could also be assigned.
  4. Raising awareness of the "+" in LGBTQ+