LGBTQ & Gender Identity

We want to ensure all students feel supported at Greenwich and appreciate LGBTQ+ students can face additional difficulties at university.  


You can get involved with our societies and networks: 


LGBTQ Society  

LGBTQ Society Medway 

LGBTQ and Liberation Network  

LGBT + Staff community 

Staff at the University who identify as, or who are allies of lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans and wider non-heteronormative identities can come together in a forum that provides discussions and networking.


Students’ Union Advice Service


Our Advice Service provides a respectful, confidential and supportive environment for LGBT+ students who would like to speak to us.  

We can provide support if you’re experiencing difficulties that are impacting on your wellbeing or academic advice.  

This could be circumstances such as ill health, a deterioration in your mental health or being the victim of crime.   

We can also direct to external support resources who have expertise outside of the University. Please get in touch if you would like to speak to one of our advisors. 




Greenwich is a Stonewall Diversity Champion, where our staff are LGBTQ+ inclusive leaders empowering individuals and celebrating Greenwich’s diversity. 


Support for Trans and Non-Binary Students  


Greenwich aims to provide an inclusive environment free from discrimination, harassment, or victimisation, and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, however they identify in terms of gender. 

Greenwich has a Transitioning Policy for Students which provides a framework for how the University will support transgender people if they choose to transition whilst registered as a student.  

The policy also clarifies the process of submitting medical letters to take time away from your studies or to submit a claim for extenuating circumstances if your performance in an assessment or exam has been affected. 


Report and Support 


We want Greenwich to be inclusive and supportive for all students. However, if you or someone you know have experienced bullying and harassment, gender-based violence, including sexual assault, or hate incidents, you can report it to the University through the Report and Support tool.  

Reporting can be done anonymously or speaking to an Advisor who can help guide you through what support and next steps. 


External Support


MindOut: Mental health service for LGBT+ people offering advice, advocacy, peer support groups, mentoring and wellbeing events. 

LGBTQ groups in London - Meetup: If you would like to join a LGBTQ group in London, this is a useful list.  

Trans Unite: This resource offers those in the transgender community to find support.  

LGBT Foundation: National charity delivering advice, support and information services to LGBT communities. 



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