LGBTQ+ Support and Advice Service: 1 to 1 support sessions available

The aim of the service is to ensure that LGBTQ+ students who may need additional support relating to their sexuality, are able to access this during their time at Loughborough University. Please note, we offer an additional 1-1 support and advice service, specifically for trans and non-binary students and those questioning their gender identity. Further information about this service & advice about how to book an appointment can be found here.

This service is led by Lisa Vine, an LGBT+ advocate, consultant and trainer based in Loughborough, who is also a Loughborough University alumna and previous Chair of Loughborough Student Union's LGBT+ Association. With almost eight years experience supporting LGBTQ+ teenagers and young adults, Lisa led a nationally recognised, award winning regional BBC Children in Need project based in Leicestershire.

1 to 1 sessions

A confidential and safe space, these sessions offer support and advice for LGBTQ+ students as well as those questioning their sexuality. It provides a space and time, as well as a friendly face and a listening ear, for students to access support and advice in a way that it right for them. As just a few examples, we cater to students needing specific advice or support regarding disclosing their identity to others, navigating LGBTQ+ relationships and how to deal with a lack of acceptance from others.

We offer a drop-in and bookable appointments on a Wednesday afternoon which are held in the quiet room in the Centre of Faith and Spirituality within the Edward Herbert Building.

The drop-in runs from 1.30pm to 2.30pm and you can just turn up between these times.

The bookable appointments start at 3pm and 4pm. To book an appointment there is an online appointment booking system and appointments can be booked online here. These are 50 minute appointments which can be accessed via video call using Microsoft Teams or in person. You can choose how you would like to access support when you book.

We have appointments on a Wednesday afternoon on the following dates in the 2022/2023 Academic Year:

  • 11th October 2023
  • 25th October 2023
  • 8th November 2023
  • 22nd November 2023
  • 6th December 2023
  • 10th January 2024
  • 24th January 2024
  • 7th February 2024
  • 21st February 2024
  • 6th March 2024
  • 20th March 2024
  • 1st May 2024
  • 15th May 2024
  • 29th May 2024

Last updated: 25th August 2023