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Queen's University Belfast welcomes all students regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. We aim to provide a safe and welcoming space for all students and hope that all students have a positive experience when studying at the University.

Events & Activities

Information about groups, activities, and events run by LGBT+ staff and students is available from the PRISM LGBT Staff Network and also from the LGBT+ student society page QUBLGBT+

Support and Resources:

Regardless of your issue whether its personal, health related, academic, financial or anything else, please remember that support is available.  Student Wellbeing staff are available to chat through any issues and look at appropriate supports for your situation.  Our Daily Drop in is a good starting point for support.

Safe and Healthy Relationships:

The University has a zero tolerance policy for sexual misconduct, bullying, harrassment or any form of hate crime. A Wellbeing Adviser specialising in Safe and Healthy Relationships can support students who are reporting or responding to allegations of misconduct, by listening non judgementally to your issues and concerns, and talking through suitable support options.

Contact the Student Wellbeing Service for a 1:1 appointment by using our new online Report & Support reporting tool.  There is also the option to report anonymously. 

Counselling Support

There is a free, confidential, and non-judgemental counselling support through Inspire Wellbeing

Email: qubstudents@inspirewellbeing.org to book an appointment
24hr/7 telephone: 0808 800 0016

The Rainbow Project

The Rainbow Project works to improve the physical, mental & emotional health of LGBT+ people and their families in Northern Ireland. They offer counselling, support and advocacy, including help in reporting hate crimes. Click here to be taken through to their website.

Cara-Friend

Cara-Friend is an organisation dedicated to supporting, empowering, educating, and offering friendship to everyone in the LGBT+ community. They offer support through different services including live online chat support, counselling, social events and groups and advice for parents. Click here for more information.

Belfast Trans Resource Centre

The Belfast Trans Resource Centre is a community space and hub for the transgender and/or non-binary people of Belfast and beyond. They are an accessible, welcoming venue, used by most trans organisations in Northern Ireland for events, eg. GenderJam, SailNI, Non-Binary NI etc. Click here for more information. 

More information regarding support for trangender and/or non-binary people and their families is available from:

  • GenderJam - https://youth-groups/gender-jam/
  • SAIL (Support, Acceptance, Information and Learning) - voluntary support group for family, friends, carers etc.) http://sailni.com/ support for families and parents
  • Transgender NI website has a lot of information and advice including information on how you can get referred from your GP: www.transgenderni.com