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Trans and Gender Diverse Community

Find out more about the support in place at Herts

The University is committed to being a Trans-inclusive institution that champions diversity and celebrates the gender identities of students and staff. The University will at no time discriminate against people on the grounds of their gender identity or gender expression. We seek to provide a positive learning and working environment free from discrimination, harassment, or victimisation.

Promoting and supporting the diverse identities at the University not only creates an environment where students and staff feel supported but also have the confidence to achieve their full potential. 

Trans-Inclusive Guidance 

The Equality Diversity and Inclusion Office in collaboration with the LGBTQ+ Staff Network, and Herts SU LGBT+ Student Society has produced a Trans-inclusive Guidance document for students with helpful advice, support, and FAQs.

Read the full guidance:


Statement of Support

University of Hertfordshire statement, 2023:

"Considering the ongoing coverage in the media and an intensification of transphobia and transmisogyny in our culture, we would like to reiterate our support for and solidarity with all our trans and gender diverse staff, students and alumni at the University of Hertfordshire. 

​​​​​​​We are fully committed to equality of opportunity for all our community and will not tolerate transphobia or transmisogyny or any kind of discrimination towards our trans staff or students.

We believe everyone has the right to live and be respected for their gender identity,  and should always feel comfortable presenting themselves to the world in a way that matches how they self-identify. We are committed to promoting an inclusive culture at the University where everyone can thrive in a safe, supportive and welcoming environment that’s free from bullying, harassment or discrimination.

Our vision as a University remains that whatever your background, wherever you are from, higher education can be a transformational experience. As a member of Stonewalls Diversity Champions programme, we have committed to submit for the Workplace Equality Index which will help the University to advance equality of opportunity and develop an inclusive culture for our LGBTQ+ community. This will build on the work we have undertaken to develop a Trans Inclusive Guidance, and the Gender Neutral Toilets on campus.

To mark Trans Day of Visibility 2023 , we hosted an event with a Police Constable who shared their personal story.  The event was recorded and is available internally for staff and students. If you would like access to the recording, please contact the EDI Office. 

We will continue to engage our community to establish how we can further advance equality for our trans and non-binary students and staff here at UH.

If you require any further information or support you can contact the Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Office." 

More information

For more information on the support available, please visit:

LGBTQ+ Community Ask Herts Page

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