We celebrate diversity
The University strives towards equality, diversity and inclusion for all.
We actively work to ensure that all LGBTQI+ students feel they can bring their full, authentic selves to university. We support Sunderland Pride and hold a range of events and societies to celebrate our community.
Our LGBTQI+ society
We want to achieve a safe and welcoming space for the LGBTQI+ community. Our society is a safe space to meet new people, connect with like-minded others, chat, and most importantly have fun!
We also work with the Students' Union, the University, and the local community in Sunderland to raise awareness about LGBTQI+ issues.
LGBTQI+ Student Officer
Naomi Oldfield is our current LGBTQI+ Officer.
Naomi works to represent and support all members of the LGBTQI+ community within the University. She helps students contribute to local Pride festivals, LGBTQI+ History Month, and attends and represents the SU at the NUS Liberation Conference.
Wellbeing and mental health support
We are aware that those who identify as LGBTQI+ can have increased exposure to homophobia, transphobia, discrimination and abuse. When you arrive at Sunderland our wellbeing team will be on hand to support you. They offer a free, confidential service that you can access through their student wellbeing referral form
You can also visit Mindout to access a range of support.