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Statement of support for staff and students from marginalised groups

Loughborough is a diverse and rich university. The diversity of experience, thought and perspective that this brings enriches our University and the lives of its community.

Notwithstanding this, we recognise that staff and students from marginalised groups continue to navigate a world in which they experience discrimination, differential treatment and harm. At this moment we are particularly mindful of recent media coverage relating to the LGBT community.

As an organisation, we wish to remind all staff and students that we stand by you. We continue our work internally to progress to an anti-discriminatory organisation and have a number of groups progressing work in the sphere including:

  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Sub-Committee
  • Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Forum
  • Trans and Non-Binary Working Group
  • Race Equity Working Group

Support for those at our University
For those in our community who experience discrimination, differential treatment or harm, the University is here to help.

Student Services (Email:, Tel: 01509 222765) offer a range of support, including mental health and wellbeing, and advice specifically for international students. Support for London students is also available by emailing or calling 020 3805 1303/1351.

The Staff Counselling Service is available to all University employees, giving you the opportunity to talk confidentially to a professionally trained person who is outside your immediate situation. Colleagues can also access support through our Employee Assistance Programme, as well as our Mental Health First Aiders.

The Centre for Faith and Spirituality (Email:, Tel: 01509 223741) also offers staff and students a space for reflection and has chaplains of various faiths. 

Staff Networks

A range of Staff Networks also exist to provide peer to peer connection and support and to provide mechanisms to further feed into the work of the University.