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Understanding LGBTQUIA+ Student Experiences

The Queering University programme is seeking a better institutional understanding of LGBTQUIA+ student experiences at Warwick. In pursuit of this, the programme:

  • Launched the first LGBTQUIA+ Student Experience Survey in February 2022, which received 342 student responses, including 53 trans respondents.
  • Explored 2021/22 LGBTQUIA+ student prevalence, withdrawal, and attainment data with the support of the Strategic Planning & Analytics team.

You can explore the programme's findings by topic below.

Community Demographics

  • The 2021/22 student population includes 3,299 students who have explicitly declared that they are part of the LGBTQUIA+ community on their student records. This equates to 11.1% of the student population.
    • 10.7% of students have not declared enough information to determine whether they are LGBTQUA+. (Students are not currently asked whether they are intersex.)
  • 21.1% Arts students (675), 10.6% of SEM students (1425), 9.1% of Social Sciences faculty students (1182) have declared that they're LGBTQUIA+ on their student records.
    • Approximately half of survey respondents were from the SEM faculty, with approximately a quarter each of respondents from the Social Sciences and Arts faculties. As such, Social Sciences faculty students were underrepresented in the survey responses.
  • 13.7% of PGRs (355), 9.1% of PGTs (773), 11.8% of UGs (2100), 6.9% of degree apprenticeship students (45), 8.7% of Foundation students (15), as well as 5.6% of students on short courses (39) have declared that they're LGBTQUIA+ on their student records.
    • 3 in 4 survey respondents were undergraduates, 1 in 4 were postgraduates. Undergraduate and postgraduate research students were well represented compared to their population sizes. Postgraduate taught were under-represented. There were 7 foundation student respondents, which although a small sample size, means that foundation students were not specifically under-represented.
  • 1 in 4 survey respondents (26%) identified as disabled.
  • 1 in 6 survey respondents (17%) were from an ethnic minority.
  • 1 in 6 survey respondents (16%) were trans.
  • There was 1 intersex respondent.
  • The analysis of survey responses by gender, sexual orientation, and romantic orientation is underway. These identities were collected via a free text field to ensure respondents had the freedom to identify exactly how they wished in their responses.