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LGBT+ Students’ Network

Our network supports lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, intersex and/or asexual students during their time at university. It also helps students interested in LGBT+ issues to meet like-minded people and groups in the university and across London.

The LGBQ+ Officer, Jemima Barnes, is a part-time officer, which means she is continuing her studies while also co-heading up the LGBT+ Network.

su-lgbq.officer@ucl.ac.uk

The Trans Officer, Amal Idris, is a part-time officer, which means they are continuing their studies while also co-heading up the LGBT+ Network.

su-trans.officer@ucl.ac.uk

What is the LGBT+ Students’ Network?

The LGBT+ Students’ Network is here to support you in your study and work, to provide you with social activities, as well as to campaign on your behalf and raise awareness of your issues.

The aims of the Network are:

  1. to provide social and welfare support to LGBT+ students;
  2. to campaign and raise awareness of LGBT+ issues, both on campus and outside of it;
  3. to represent LGBT+ students in our Welfare and Community Zone.

The network enables you to meet like-minded people within UCL and across London. We work closely with other LGBT+ networks, societies and charities, putting on joint social events and joint campaigns, and providing volunteering opportunities. In the past, our events have included parties, club nights, coffee socials, book groups, panel debates, talks, film screenings, trips to cinemas and museums, guided walks, quizzes and charity fundraisers.

We operate under the umbrella term LGBT+ Students’ Network, and are open to people who self-define as being one or more of: lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and/or any other sexual or gender minority including but not limited to queer, intersex and asexual.

How is it run?

The LGBT+ Students’ Network has two elected officers, the LGBQ+ Officer and the Trans Officer, who are voted for by all LGBT+ and all trans UCL students respectively on an annual basis. All decisions are made democratically, and any LGBT+ student is invited to suggest and plan events or to give input on the direction of the Forum.

We have a committee which aims to represent the student body. Why not consider putting yourself forward for a position in 2021/22? Click on a role below to see a description of what it involves:

Aro/Ace Rep Bi/Pan Rep BME+ Rep Campaigns Officer
Disabled Students’ Rep Media Officer RUMS Rep Secretary
Social Secretary Women’s Rep LGBQ+ Officer Trans Officer

How can I get involved?

As an LGBT+ student, you are warmly invited to attend events (details can be found on the What’s On? calendar), whether you’re completely new or you’ve been involved for years. If you have an idea for an event or you have any concerns, please feel free to contact the LGBQ+ Officer or the Trans Officer. We love receiving feedback or ideas for things we could be doing!

Support for LGBT+ students

Guidance for students who are thinking about, are in the process of or have previously changed their gender.

Information about where gender neutral toilets are located at UCL.

Contact information

The LGBQ+ Officer is Jemima Barnes, who is available for a meeting if you have any questions or concerns, and can be contacted directly by email.

The Trans Officer is Amal Idris, who will be very glad if you wish to have a chat with them, by email or any other means.