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LGBTQ+ Policies and Guidance

Policies and Guidance

Policies and Guidance

Policies and Guidance

Policies and Guidance

We believe that inclusivity is everyone's responsibility and that all of our everyday behaviours should create a more inclusive environment. As a team leader, supervisor, teacher, line manager, student, or colleague, you should be aware of your potential to influence others through your own inclusive, supportive and respectful behaviour to ensure this is the norm amongst your team. In addition, you should know about the various policies, advice and support services available. Therefore, we have provided three documents to help with supporting LGBTQ+ staff and students at The University of Exeter:

The Trans Inclusion Booklet

This is written by students, collated by The Student Union at our Penryn Campus. It contains useful advice for helping and supporting trans students, as well as real-life examples from students at The University of Exeter. It is relevant for all students and staff at the University of Exeter.

LGBTQ+ Inclusion Guidance

This contains quotations from members of staff at the University and gives examples of best practice, and how you can support your colleagues as well as the student body.

Gender Identity and Transitioning Policy

This policy sets out a framework for how the University will support staff who wish to take steps to change the gender they were assigned at birth, or have already done so.

Terminology and language is constantly evolving to better reflect how individuals identify and express themselves. As a result, we review our resources annually and are always happy to receive feedback. If you have any comments or suggestions about how we can improve the resources found on this page, please email the EDI team.