University commitment

The university is committed to ensuring fairness and support for staff and students of all sexual orientations, and for those who have undergone, or who are considering undergoing, gender reasignment.

Sexual orientation

The sexual orientation protected characteristic applies to anyone’s sexual orientation towards people of the same sex, opposite sex or both. The University will continue to support the right of individuals to choose whether they wish to be open or not about their sexual orientation at work or study.

Gender reassignment

The gender reassignment protected characteristic applies to anyone who is proposing to undergo, is undergoing or has undergone a process (or part of a process) for the purpose of reassigning the person’s sex by changing physiological or other attributes of sex. A transsexual person is a reference to a person who has the protected characteristic of gender reassignment.

The University will continue to:

  • Provide effective support to staff and students both during transition and post-transition.
  • Make provision for changes to staff and student records to reflect the individual’s current gender identity, where practicable.
  • Ensure that trans issues are considered by Estates in the designation of facilities.
  • Consider offering gender neutral and non-binary alternatives, where practicable.