Student Services

External Partners

Trans and Non-binary Support and Advice Service: 1-1 and group 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 six 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.


1-1 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.


Group sessions

A safe and confidential space, these support group sessions are for trans and non-binary students and students who are questioning their gender identity. Each session will provide the time and space for students to share their feelings, talk about their experiences and receive support, advice and guidance from the facilitator and other students alike. This support group is a space to not only talk about gender identity, but also anything else you may be experiencing in your day-to-day life, for which you feel you need support in a safe and inclusive space.

Booking a 1-1 appointment

The Trans and Non-binary service has been adapted to enable safe working practices and will follow government guidelines for mitigating against Covid 19.

To access the service there is an online appointment booking system and appointments can be booked online here.

50 minutes appointments are available via video call using Microsoft Teams or you can book a face to face appointment. You can choose how you would like to access support when you book.

Appointments are available at 2pm or 3pm on a Wednesday on the following dates in the 2021/2022 Academic Year:

  • 19th January 2022
  • 2nd February 2022
  • 16th February 2022
  • 2nd March 2022
  • 16th March 2022
  • 11th May 2022
  • 25th May 2022
  • 8th June 2022

Booking a place for the support group

To access the support group, please use the online booking system. Your place can be booked online here.

The support group is available via video call using Microsoft Teams. The support group sessions run for 50 minutes at 4pm on Wednesday on the following dates in the 2021/2022 Academic Year

  • 10th November 2021
  • 8th December 2021
  • 19th January 2022
  • 16th February 2022
  • 16th March 2022