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Getting Started with LGBTQUIA+ Inclusion

This page provides information on key LGBTQUIA+ inclusion initiatives, resources, and support available for members of the Warwick community. It is non-exhaustive, but offers an accessible starting point.

Need some support with LGBTQUIA+ terminology and concepts first? This resource introduces essential LGBTQUIA+ terms and concepts in an accessible way, with no prior knowledge necessary.

Learn more about our LGBTQUIA+ community

Read about LGBTQUIA+ staff experiences at Warwick, drawn from the 2022 staff culture survey.

Insight into our LGBTQUIA+ students' experience at Warwick can be found here, drawn from analysis of central student records data and the annual LGBTQUIA+ Student Experience Survey organised by the Queering University programme.

Engage with inclusive best practice

The Queering University programme has a library of best practice guidance and resources, with sections on terminology & language, allyship, and providing support for LGBTQUIA+ people.

If your role relates to teaching & learning, you can engage with the Queering University programme's resources on LGBTQUIA+ inclusive teaching and queer pedagogy here.

You can find out more about supporting estranged students and HIV+ staff & students via the Solo project and Living Positively project respectively.

Pledge your support with pronouns

Taking our pronouns pledge makes it simple to engage with inclusive best practice on pronouns, and to build a movement of people taking these steps together.Pledge to take six simple actions to further inclusive pronoun practices at Warwick.

We provide free pronoun badges for staff and students throughout the year.

Stay up-to-date

Subscribe to relevant news & events updates here. (Log in to your staff/student account, and click 'Notify' at the top-right of the webpage.)

Join the Queering University mailing list for monthly and occasional updates (at the foot of the homepage).

Recent news

Exploring GTA Identity workshop taking place Wednesday March 6th

This workshop will bring together GTAs from across departments to explore GTA identities to create collaborative, supportive spaces to explore and learn together. By sharing our stories and experiences, we ask: how can we build insight into GTA experiences which might build knowledge to help improve the conditions of GTAs and support their roles in teaching & learning?

Get actively involved

The Rainbow Allies scheme exists to empower all members of our community to create a safe and inclusive environment LGBTQUIA+ people at Warwick. Sign up to be a Rainbow Ally here.

We are currently recruiting volunteers to support with the planning and delivery of the 2024 Pride Festival. Please get in touch if you are potentially interested.

A photo from the 2023 Pride Festival at Warwick, with Ginny Lemon

If your role or interests relate to teaching & learning, join the Queer & Trans Pedagogies learning circle. The circle discusses, develops, and shares best practice relating to trans-inclusive teaching and queer pedagogy.

When you feel ready, you can also become a Queering University contact for your department. Contacts support others around them to get more involved.

If you're part of the LGBTQUIA+ community, don't forget the LGBTQUIA+ Staff Network and/or Warwick Pride, the student association for LGBTQUIA+ students.

Ask questions, get in touch

We recognise that there are barriers to asking about LGBTQUIA+ inclusive and queer practice, and are committed to breaking down those barriers. If you have questions, you can email the Queering University programme via , or ask them anonymously here.