LGBT+ students

The LGBT+ community is thriving here at Loughborough, thanks to the safe and supportive environment that has been created on campus.

We have a number of support groups and services for LGBTQ+ students, including an LGBT+ group which provides support, advice and events for students and staff throughout the year.

In addition, Loughborough Students’ Union has an LGBT+ Association, which provides a student-led support network for every student who identifies as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and/or any other identity.

We also have a Transgender and Non-binary Working Group which oversees work to improve our systems, policies and processes in order to better support our transgender and non-binary staff and students. In addition, the Student Advice and Support Service can provide practical support to help students update their name and/or gender held by the Student Loans Company, UKVI, or other external organisations.

Jason and Paul's stories

Both Jason and Paul were worried about settling into life at university, making new friends and being accepted for who they are. Watch our short video to find out more about their transition from sixth form to university.

Important note: Our campus operates a strict zero tolerance policy on LGBT+ phobic behaviour, and anyone who feels that this is not being respected is strongly advised to report it to Student Services or the Students’ Union.

Loughborough Careers Network offer a range of services and resources to support LGBTQ+ students in their search for graduate employment. For example, in celebration of LGBT+ History Month, the Careers Network work in collaboration with the LGBT+ Association to host an annual alumni panel discussion titled Being LGBT+ in the workplace. Find out more on the Careers Network website.

In addition to these internal support services, you can also find support and advice on the LGBT Foundation website and a full list of recommended support networks on the Stonewall charity website.

LGBT+ History Month: Poem by Leah Langley

Student vlogger Leah reads her poem titled ‘Seen Beyond Measure’ about her experiences with being gay at University and the topic of LGBT+ History Month.