Support for transgender students

Student Support Services recognise the unique issues faced by transgender students and are committed to providing support from and adviser who understands your needs.

The term “transgender” is used here as an umbrella to describe people whose gender identity is not the same as, or doesn’t sit comfortably with, the gender that they were assigned at birth, including non-binary gender identities.

Support and advice

At NTU the student support adviser team offer a point of contact and support for students who are in a process of gender reassignment, whether this is being medically assisted or not.

We can:

  • support you to communicate your preferred name & gender identity and your pronouns (he / she / they / other) to your course team.
  • offer practical help such as renewing your student card if it no longer reflects your name or appearance.
  • provide information and signposting or referral within and outside of the University that is relevant to your needs or wants
  • help you and your course team plan for time out for appointments or treatment, so you have the best chance of staying on track with learning and assessments.
  • advise you about evidence currently required to have your final degree certificate issued in your preferred name.

Request a meeting with a Student Support Adviser using our support request form. Once we've received your request, we'll contact you to arrange a time to talk.

For more general enquiries, you can email our Student Support Advisers.

Respect at NTU

NTU promotes a culture of Respect for all, we have policies and procedures to support and protect our diverse and inclusive community. Discriminatory behaviour including transphobia is not tolerated.

You can read the NTU Student Code of Behaviour to find out more.

The students’ union have representative officers reflecting the diverse range of students at NTU

External resources

  • Gendered Intelligence – understanding gender diversity in creative ways.
  • Press for Change – the UK's leading experts in transgender law.
  • Gender Identity Research and Education Society – information for trans people, their families, and the professionals who care for them.
  • Transgender helpline : The MindLine Trans+ provides a safe place to talk about your feelings confidentially. They don’t record calls nor ask for any personal details. Their listeners will try understand the multitude of feelings and concerns that may be going on for you. They have volunteers with lived experience of Trans+ or are Allies responding to your calls as often as possible and are open 2 evenings a week Mondays and Fridays from 8 pm to midnight. Call 0300 330 5468
  • Last updated: 10/09/2021