The Students’ Union at UWE are constantly striving to create an inclusive campus and continues to advocate for and support our trans students in all aspects of their lives at UWE Bristol.
The Students’ Union at UWE exists to advocate for our members, for inclusivity, and to support our members in building a better, more equal world. Our support for trans, non-binary, and gender diverse people is unwavering in the face of assaults on their human rights. It is now more than ever that we need to stand together, we need our community, and we need allies to challenge discriminatory comments and speak on the injustices’ they witness.
The Students’ Union at UWE are constantly striving to create an inclusive campus and continues to advocate for and support our trans students in all aspects of their lives at UWE Bristol. We have a commitment to supporting the creation of a safe and inclusive University, where all students can live as their authentic selves and flourish.
We stand with our trans members, you are not alone and your Students' Union will support you.
There is a range of internal and external support available for our students and a number are listed below. If you ever feel uncomfortable while at university, please get in touch with The Students' Union's Advice Centre for support, click here to see their opening hours to visit them in person, or email email@example.com. If you experience or witness discrimination or inappropriate behaviour, you can report (includes an anonymous option) using UWE’s Report and Support tool.
As ever the elected Students' Union Presidents and Officers are your representative voice. If you’d like to have your say in how The Students’ Union approaches issues relating to trans people and represent the student voice, the positions of Trans Welfare Officer and LGBT+ Welfare Officers are part of the by-election, voting open 23rd-26th October 2023. Find out more.
akt: akt supports LGBTQ+ young people aged 16-25 in the UK who are facing or experiencing homelessness or living in a hostile environment.
Brigstowe: Providing local, independent and free HIV and long-term health condition services
Bristol Hate Crime and Discrimination Services Partnership: free and confidential support service to victims of hate crime, including emotional support, support through the legal process, and support making complaints.
Crossroads Transgender Social Support Group: social support group where transgender people of all kinds can get together, swap knowledge and experience, and have a fun relaxed time. The group is for adults only, and changing facilities are provided for those who need them.
Freedom: Freedom is a gender and sexuality social action project from OTR Bristol & South Glos. The Freedom Youth project provides social, informative, and safe supportive group sessions to young people aged 13-19, and the Freedom project provides a support, advice, and social opportunities for young people aged 19-25. All sessions take place online.
Galop: Galop are a LGBT+ anti-abuse charity, providing support to LGBT+ people who have experienced abuse and violence. They provide helplines, advocacy, online support communities, and dedicated services for LGBT+ children and young people.
Kiki Bristol: Kiki Bristol is a space for QTIPOC (Queer, transgender, intersex, people of colour) to meet, greet, eat, discuss, dance and more importantly feel free to be yourself!
Meeting Minds LGBTQ+: Meeting Minds LGBTQ+ is Bristol Mind’s low-cost counselling service for people who identify as LGBTQ+. The service is delivered by LGBTQ+ counsellors.
Mindline Trans: Mindline Trans+ provides a safe place to talk about your feelings confidentially.
Off the Record: OTR is a mental health social movement by and for young people aged 11-25 living in Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
Outstories Bristol: Collect and preserve the social history and recollections of LGBTQ+ people living in or associated with Bristol, England
Pride without borders: Bristol Pride Without Borders is our support group for Bristol-based LGBTQ+ people seeking asylum and those with refugee status.
Prism: Prism is Bristol’s free LGBT+ alcohol and drug service, operated by BDP. They provide information, advice, and support.
SARI: SARI provides free and confidential support for anyone who is a victim of hate crime. Whether that’s based on race, faith, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or sex.
Trans Pride South West: Small but dedicated team of trans / non-binary people, working together with the LGBTQI+ community to bring events, talks, socials and resources in the south west.