SU Diversity

We understand that University may be a difficult place for LGBT students but both the Students' Union and the University are committed to supporting you through your time at university. This support may be provided through various support networks, specific training or awareness campaigns. Check out the link below to see the work the University are currently undertaking around LGBT mentoring.

http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/students-benefit-from-lgbt-mentor-training.html

Dealing with Harassment and Bullying

To find out more about the University's 'Dealing with Harassment and Bullying' Policy and what you need to do if you think that your experiencing it, check out the link to the policy and all you need to know here:

http://www.worc.ac.uk/personnel/773.htm

Society for LGBT students

Our LGBT student group can be a great support network throughout your time at the University...don't just take our word for it, see this comment from one of the current members of the society

"Despite the advantage of being born and raised in Worcester, enrolling at University was still a rather daunting experience for me. The first few weeks of adjusting to university life sometimes left me feeling rather isolated; much like I felt 10 years ago when I was coming to terms with my sexuality. The presence of the LGBT society certainly helped me overcome these negative feelings, and it is of great comfort to know that if at any point I feel disconnected from my peers there is a group of like minded people waiting to support me."

To find out more about the LGBT society and to see what events they are hosting for LGBT students click this link

http://www.worcsu.com/sports_activities/societies/a-zsocieties/lgbt/

Consultation with LGBT students

As a Students' Union we want to stay truely student-led, which means our student's help shape their own experience whilst at the University of Worcester and play a key role in dicussing the issues that affect them. We have places available on our Student Council for students to represent the interests of the LGBT student community.

To find out more about Student Council follow this link

http://www.worcsu.com/yourvoice/studentcouncil/

If there are any specific issues you would like to raise with the Students' Union please contact the President on president@worc.ac.uk or our Diversity officer on sudiversity@worc.ac.uk

LGBT Staff Network

We encorage the Student LGBT society to work in partnership with the University staff LGBT network as a means of support and advice. One example of this is can be advice specifically tailored towards students' journey throughout University and beyond including career advice.

See this link below from one of our lecturers in Psychology talking about his journey.

http://worcesterstudentlife.com/2014/04/24/inspirational-talk-by-a-university-academic-the- story-of-dr-tim-jones/

Engagement with the wider community

The work around LGBT support isn't just limited to our campus. See the link below to learn more about the University's work within the local community.

http://ww.worcester.ac.uk/discover/university-to-launch-lgbt-dementia-support-group.html http://www.worcester.ac.uk/discover/university-of-worcester-professor-wins-illustrious- award.html

To find out more visit:-

http://www.gaybydegree.org.uk/

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