Queen's University is at the forefront of Gender Equality and a recognised leader in equality initiatives.
We currently hold two Gold, eight Silver and five Bronze Departmental Athena SWAN Awards and a Silver Institutional Award.
The University fully recognises its responsibility to protect the rights of transgender people and to ensure that no individual is subject to discrimination or victimisation as a result of the gender in which they present themselves.
We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming community where staff and students are enabled to meet their full potential and are treated as individuals.
Please click here to view a copy of the University's Trans Equality Policy.
The policy is aimed at providing advice, support and guidance to individuals who wish to take, or have taken, steps to present themselves in a sex different to that assigned to them at birth.
We recognise that this can a very difficult and complex time for people and wish to act in a sensitive and supportive way by having helpful policies and practices in place to ease any transitional period.
We also hope that the policy will be of assistance to QUB management and staff who are required to provide advice, guidance and assistance to Trans colleagues or students.
Further help and useful links
The following documents have been provided to help staff and students understand some of the issues, language and appropriate:
- Outline of the Transition Process (guidance only)
- Support Plan for Transition Process (guidance only)
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Trans Terminology and Language (external guidance)
- Trans Staff and Students in Higher Education: A publication by the Equality Challenge Unit (2016)
- TransEDU (External website)
- Trans Unite (External website)
These documents are for guidance purposes only and may be updated based upon any feedback which is received by the Equality and Diversity Unit.
You may find the external links below of some further assistance. However, please note that the University is not responsible for the content which appears on third party websites (click on the bullet points below to follow the links).