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Queering University Guidance & Resources

This page draws together some key resources to support those wishing to engage with queer pedagogies, and LGBTQUA+ inclusive practices.

Have a question? Contact the programme team, or use the anonymous question-answering service.

See also: the Queering University programme's calendar of events.

Terminology & Language

There is an introduction to key LGBTQUA+ terms and concepts, which is suitable for those with little or no prior knowledge. There is also a glossary of LGBTQUA+ terminology.

This guide to gender and LGBTQUA+ data collection best practice can support you to implement LGBTQUA+ inclusive data collection practices.

Pronouns & Inclusive Language

This introductory resource on pronouns covers what pronouns are and how they're used, how to ask for someone's pronouns, how to share and normalise the sharing of pronouns, and why pronouns are important.

This guide to challenging incorrect pronouns and misgendering looks at what it means to misgender someone and what it looks like in practice, how it feels to be misgendered, what you should do if you make a mistake, and how you can respond to misgendering by others.

Further guidance on inclusive language can be found here.

Inclusion & Allyship

There are many different areas of LGBTQUA+ inclusive practice within higher education. We all need to take a proactive approach to educating ourselves, and demonstrating allyship with LGBTQUA+ people.

We have developed resources to support you develop your LGBTUA+ allyship (coming soon), trans allyship (coming soon), and bi allyship. A significant aspect of allyship is understanding what LGBTUAphobia looks like, and how to challenge it. These resources can assist you:

  • What does LGBTQUAphobia look like? (coming soon)
  • Challenging LGBTQUAphobia (coming soon)
  • What does transphobia look like? (coming soon)
  • Challenging transphobia (coming soon)

There are further resources to support you to develop trans-inclusive practices and trans allyship, including the 'Building a Trans-Inclusive University' workshop, and an online trans-inclusion course coming soon.

One significant area of trans-inclusive practice relates to language, including pronouns and gendered language, and the way in which we collect data. These resources have been created to support you develop inclusive practice in this area:

Resources for LGBTQUA+ people

This directory of support for LGBTQUA+ people at Warwick includes community groups, representation, support services and initiatives (including buddy scheme), and support resources.

Sources of LGBTQUA+ community at Warwick include the LGBTQUA+ Students' Association (Warwick Pride), the LGBTQUA+ Staff Network (Rainbow Network), and the Trans Community Support Group.

Warwick Pride offer a 'parenting scheme' and 'befriending service' for students, and the Rainbow Staff Network offer a buddy scheme for staff.

Trans-Specific Support

The guide to being trans at Warwick brings together information on processes, policies, services, and groups trans people may need or want to engage with at Warwick.

The gender-neutral facilities directory includes the location of gender-neutral toilets, changing rooms, and showers across campus.

The trans community support group offers trans and questioning students and staff the space to discuss trans & gender identity issues in a relaxed environment with others who are part of the Warwick trans & questioning community.

Trans people may choose to use the "I'm part of the trans community" resource to facilitate disclosing that they are trans to others, such as their tutor or line manager, or lecturer.

Support with Coming Out

A new resource to support LGBTQUA+ people coming out will be available soon.

LGBTQUA+ people may choose to use the "I'm part of the LGBTQUA+ community" and/or "I'm part of the trans community" resources to facilitate disclosing that they are LGBTQUA+ to others, such as their tutor or line manager, or lecturer.

External resources which can support people to explore their sexual orientation and/or gender identity, and to come out to others if they choose, include:

Resources for supporting LGBTQUA+ people

Please refer to this resource for key sources of advice, support, and resources if you are supporting an LGBTQUA+ person at Warwick. Some key resources have been pulled out below.

The guide to being trans at Warwick covers key information on processes, policies, services, and groups trans people may need or want to engage with at Warwick.

Signposting to Support

You can support LGBTQUA+ people by working with them to identify appropriate support services and resources. Please refer to this directory of support for LGBTQUA+ people at Warwick, including community groups, representation, support services & initiatives, and support resources.

Coming Out & Transition

Two new resources, on responding to a disclosure that someone is LGBTQUA+, and how to support someone who is coming out and/or transitioning at Warwick, will be available soon.

Inclusive Facilities

The location of gender-neutral facilities is available via this directory, including gender-neutral toilets, changing rooms, and showers across campus.

The University is currently implementing the installation of sanitary bins in all toilets on campus, including gender-neutral toilets and men's toilets.

Teaching & Learning Resources

Trans-inclusive and Queer Teaching reading list

Trans-Inclusive Pedagogy

LGBTQUA+ Inclusive Pedagogy

Queer Pedagogy

Anti-Racist Pedagogies

Decolonising Education

Wellbeing Pedagogies

Digital Pedagogies

Peer support

Neurodiversity & the Student Experience Resources