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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.

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.

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.

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).

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Trans Day of Visibility 2023

Trans Day of Visibility is an important day to celebrate our trans community and trans-inclusive practices within our wider University community, as well as raising awareness of the challenges trans people still face at Warwick and beyond.

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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.