Supporting LGBTQ+ students

Supporting LGBTQ+ Students

The University of Brighton are committed to inclusive and supportive environments for all students including the LGBTQ+ at the university and in practice learning.  They understand that students may face additional challenges and they provide additional services to support students here.


This website (Pinkmantaray) provides a really useful guide to terminology and language: link here


Some very useful free training is provided via the Gender Identity Research & Education Society: Watch via this link


This webinar is really important to listen to – it shares lived experiences of students from ethnically diverse, LGBTQIA+ and disability backgrounds. AHP students lived experiences of equality, diversity and inclusion


Here is the latest UCAS report next_steps_-_what_is_the_experience_of_lgbt_students_in_education

Discrimination, bullying and harassment

The University of Brighton takes allegations of anti-LGBTQ+ discrimination and harassment by students and staff extremely seriously and has measures in place to report and investigate such incidents.

The Disclosure Response Team is here to support students who have been the victim of discrimination, harassment, violence or abuse, in any circumstance. You can disclose an incident by completing an online disclosure form – you have the option of doing this anonymously.

Further Resources:

These organisations listed below may be helpful to students who identify as LGBTQ+ or those who are interested in exploring LGBTQ+ issues and identities.

Student Minds

This website recognises that students of the LGBTQIA+ community can be mis-represented and are at risk of experiencing mental health difficulties during their time at university. This website gives advice and information to students and provides an insight to what other members of the community are experiencing through stories, blogs and tips. 

Visit Student Minds Here


Switchboard provides a one stop listening service for LGBTQ+ on the phone, by email and through instant messenger. This service can take calls from anywhere in the UK from 10am to 11pm.

Visit Switchboard here connects bi people around the world and provide accurate, accessible, scientifically-sound information about (bi)sexuality.

Access here

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy LGBTQIA+ network

The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy empower and supports the LGBTQIA+ in the physiotherapy profession. Here are some helpful websites that you can visit to find out more information​. 

Visit The Chartered Society of Physiotherapy LGBTQ+ here

Visit their Facebook page here

Gendered Intelligence

Gendered Intelligence (GI) is a trans-led charity working across the UK its aim is to increase understanding of gender diversity.

Visit Gendered Intelligence here