Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans students and staff, as well as those who identify as Queer, are questioning their sexual orientation or gender identity, or identify with another sexual orientation not listed here (LGBTQ+) are an important part of our university community. We aim to provide an open and relaxed environment where you can be yourself, whatever your sexual orientation.
The University of Nottingham is proud to be a Stonewall Diversity Champion. We aim to embed LGBTQ+ inclusion at the university, network with other LGBTQ+ employers and are committed to gaining more LGBTQ+ expertise. We have also trained a number of staff to become Stonewall allies at the university.
We have dedicated LGBTQ+ support networks for students and staff where you can meet like-minded people, make friends and take part in various social activities.
LGBTQ+ events take place throughout the year at the university, including an annual programme to celebrate LGBT History Month, and further information can be found on our events pages.
Definition of LGBTQ+
The Equality Act 2010 defines sexual orientation as orientation towards people of the same sex (lesbian or gay) orientation towards people of a different sex (heterosexual), and orientation towards people of the same sex and different sex (bisexual or pansexual). We recognise that sexual orientation covers a wide range of identities and the term LGBTQ+ is used as an ‘umbrella’ term for anyone who does not identify as heterosexual.
LGBTQ+ students' network
LGBTQ+ staff network