The LGBT+ society offers support for and aims to unite the LGBT+ population of the University of Bristol.
Our students are invited to get involved in the LGBT+ parenting scheme. The LGBT+ society's family system is a great way to get to meet other LGBT+ students and form strong friendships. 'Kids' are typically incoming first years, who are assigned to a duo or a trio of older years, who act as 'parents'. Families tend to pre-meet together before society events, hosted at parents houses, and parents may help newbies to get to know Bristol and the society.
Kids may choose to be part of a social family (gatherings will mainly focus around society events) or social and support (families that are more involved and can provide support if desired). We also offer a trans family (where all the kids and parents self-identify as trans) and an alcohol-free family. Sign-up to be a parent (second years and above) or sign-up to be a kid. More information is provided on the forms themselves.
LGBT+ STEM day
November 18th is LGBT+STEM day, the International Day of LGBTQ+ People in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths.
The campaign is organised by four groups: Pride in STEM, House of STEM, InterEngineering, and Out in STEM; and is supported by over 40 organisations including CERN, the European Space Agency, and Wellcome. A day of recognition honours the memory of LGBTQ+ scientists who came before us and supports those who are currently in STEM. In the School of Biochemistry, we believe it should be possible to follow your passion whilst being yourself.
Trans students and staff are integral to, and valued within, our university community. See the University's Trans Inclusion page for lots of resources.
The University has also produced IT guidance on how students can change their pronoun, name, and title.