Trans and Non-binary Support and Advice Service: 1 to 1 support sessions available

The aim of the service is to ensure that transgender and non-binary students who may need additional support are able to access this during their time at Loughborough University.

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 nine years experience supporting transgender and non-binary children, 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 transgender and non-binary students as well as those questioning their gender identity. 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 social and/or medical transition or disclosing their identity to 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:

  • 13th March 2024
  • 24th April 2024
  • 8th May 2024
  • 22nd May 2024
  • 5th June 2024
  • 19th June 2024

Support for Staff

We are also offering a free and confidential drop-in for staff; these are every other Wednesday during term time. You can find more information by following the link below:

Last updated: 24th April 2024