Your Voice

Run by students, for students – what difference will you make?

Both the Students' Union and the University understand that University can be difficult but we are committed to supporting you throughout your time here. This support may be provided through various support networks, specific training, or awareness campaigns.

Check out this link to see the work the University are currently undertaking around LGBTQ+ mentoring. 

 

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 this link.

 

Join the LGBTQ+ Society 

Our LGBTQ+ 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 here. 

 

LGBTQ+ Officer and Consultation with LGBTQ+ students

As an SU we want to stay truely student-led, which means our students help shape their own experiences and they 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 LGBTQ+ student community. 

James Gould is your current LGBTQ+ Officer. The LGBTQ+ Officer represents all students who identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and many other minority sexual orientations. This year, your LGBTQ+ Officer has led the following campaigns and events:

  • LGBT History Month (this included: LGBT student profiles with support links in The Hangar, an open LGBT history session, 'Nailed It!' session, and a 'Q and Gay' in collaboration with Loco Show Co Society
  • LGBT Cocktails in The Hangar 
  • Renamed the LGBT Officer to LGBTQ+ Officer for a more inclusive title
  • Submitted a motion for community based societies, including LGBTQ+, international, BAME, disabled, and mature students, to be present at University Open Days.
  • World AIDS day (this included: World AIDS Day Stall in collaboration with the LGBTQ+ Society. Money raised by the World AIDS day stall was given to the National AIDS trust and added to our RAG total)

If there are any specific issues you would like to raise with the Students' Union please contact the President, Lucy, or our LGBTQ+ Officer, James.

 

Engagement with the wider community

The work around LGBTQ+ support isn't just limited to our campuses. Click this link to learn more about the University's work within the local community.