LGBT+ StudentsGlasgow Caledonian University welcomes all students regardless of gender, sex, age, faith, belief and disability. 

Our Dignity at Work and Study Policy was created to ensure that every student is treated with dignity and respect and feels valued and safe. 

We have also created a Trans Student Support Policy to ensure that the correct and appropriate support is in place if a student wishes to transition.

We have a zero tolerance approach to any discrimination against students and staff and would encourage people to speak to the Student Wellbeing Adviser or to staff in the Advice Centre if they feel they have been treated wrongly or unfairly.

We understand that life as a student can be very challenging sometimes and that some LGBT+ students can face additional challenges from coming to terms with your sexuality and/or gender identity, telling family and friends, and/or dealing with homophobia, biphobia and transphobia. 

Below, you will find some services that can really help if you are facing some of these challenges:

GCUSA LGBT+ Liberation Group

GCUSA LGBT+ Liberation Group - Here to give GCU LGBT+ students, staff, and their allies a place where they can have fun, meet new people and campaign on the issues that matter most.

Student Wellbeing Adviser

Student Wellbeing Adviser - The Wellbeing Adviser can help you when approaching academic staff or other people across the University and will ensure that the appropriate support and flexibility is put in place e.g. for a trans student considering transitioning.

GCUSA Advice Centre

GCUSA Advice Centre - The Advice Centre is independent from the University and provides a free, non-judgemental and confidential service to all GCU students.

Counselling Service

Counselling Service - The Counselling Service can offer you up to six sessions of counselling therapy to help you overcome any barriers you are facing. 

LGBT Youth Scotland

Provide a range of services and opportunities for LGBT Youth in Scotland. Their webpages detail the different support options available and highlight where you can get more involved in the LGBT+ community. 

LGBT Health

LGBT Health and Wellbeing promote the health, wellbeing and equality of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people in Scotland. It provides support, services and information to improve health and wellbeing, reduce social isolation and stimulate community development and volunteering.

Equality Network

The Equality Network works for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and intersex (LGBTI) equality and human rights in Scotland. They are inclusive and open in their work, to challenge discrimination and to consult, involve and inform individuals for which they work.

Scottish Transgender Alliance

They assist transgender people, service providers, employers and equality organisations to engage together to improve gender identity and gender reassignment equality, rights and inclusion in Scotland. Please visit their webpages for more information. 

They have also created an 'Introductory Guide for Supporting Transgender People' which is very informative for students and staff who may be supporting someone who is transitioning. 

Stonewall Scotland

Stonewall Scotland work to improve the rights of LGBT+ people across Scotland by empowering people, transforming institutions and lobbying to change the law. 

Student Minds

This is a fantastic web resource from Student Minds with advice for the LGBT+ community.