Support for transgender students

Student Support Services recognise the unique issues faced by transgender students. We're committed to providing support from an adviser who understands your needs.

We use the word 'transgender' here as an umbrella term. We're referring to all people whose gender identity is not the same as, or doesn't sit comfortably with, the gender they were assigned at birth. This includes non-binary gender identities.

Support and advice

At NTU, we have a team of dedicated Student Support Advisers (SSAs). Our SSAs are a point of contact for students who are in a process of gender reassignment. We'll support you whether your gender reassignment is being medically assisted or not.

Our support can take many forms.

We can support you in communicating with your course team. We'll help you let them know your preferred name, gender identity and pronouns (he / she / they / other).

We'll help you renew your student card if it no longer reflects your name or appearance.

We can provide information, signposting or referral relevant to your needs or wants. This can be within the University or outside of it.

We'll help you and your course team plan for time out for appointments or treatment. This will give you the best chance of staying on track with learning and assessments.

We can tell you about how to have your final degree certificate issued in your preferred name. This includes what evidence you'll need to provide.

Request a meeting with a Student Support Adviser using our referral 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. Our policies and procedures support and protect our diverse and inclusive community. We do not tolerate discriminatory behaviour. That includes transphobia.

See the NTU Student Code of Behaviour to find out more.

Nottingham Trent Students' Union (NTSU) has representative officers that reflect the diversity 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 helplineMindLine Trans+ provides a safe place to talk about your feelings confidentially. They don't record calls, and they don't ask for personal details. Their listeners will try to understand your many feelings and concerns. Their volunteers have lived experience of Trans+, or are allies. They respond to your calls as often as possible. They're open two evenings a week — Mondays and Fridays — from 8 pm to midnight. You can call them on 0300 330 5468.
  • Last updated: 05/12/2022