Everyone belongs at Sunderland.

We support and welcome all students who identify as part of the LGBTQI+ community to ensure everyone feels safe to be themselves. Find out some of the amazing societies, events and teams in place to promote belonging at Sunderland. 



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.


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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.

Find out more about the LGBTQI+ Society


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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.


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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.