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Policy and Guidance for Students Transitioning Gender

A guide is available to help foster understanding of students who identify as trans and to provide advice on how to achieve a supportive environment for students undergoing transition whilst at UCL.

Trans students can face difficult situations and interactions in their personal, academic and family lives simultaneously. UCL staff and students are encouraged to be aware and sensitive to these stresses. Whilst the number of students that transition gender may be low, it is not uncommon for young adults to experience gender identity issues.

Within the guidance, the Director of Student Support and Wellbeing has been designated as the primary contact person to provide support for trans students. In addition, the guidance outlines the responsibilities of departmental staff and provides information on correct terminology, good practice in creating a safe and welcoming space and summarises the university’s legal obligations. 

Sam Nicholls, + UCLU’s Women’s representative and a trans student said “It’s good to know that there is something specifically out there to support trans students. It takes out some of the legwork from a long and often difficult process.”


For more information please contact the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Team (equalities@ucl.ac.uk)