Nottingham Trent University welcomes people of any gender identity, including those who intend to take or have taken steps to become themselves in a gender different to the gender assigned at birth, those who identify as transgender, non-binary, genderqueer, gender non-conforming or intersex, agender etc.
The University aims to create an inclusive, supportive, trans-friendly workplace and learning environment, free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation, where all trans people are treated with dignity and respect.
We are committed to tackling unlawful discrimination and harassment on the grounds of gender reassignment in line with the Equality Act 2010. Although the Equality Act protection doesn't currently extend beyond gender reassignment to include gender identity, NTU is equally committed to tackling harassment on those grounds, in line with our Dignity and Respect Policy and other legal frameworks which aim to preserve our dignity in the workplace and learning environment.
For those individuals who are considering, in the process of, or have already transitioned, the University recognises that transition can be complex and difficult for the individual and would wish to act in a supportive and sensitive way to ease the transition period. Staff are encouraged to disclose any plans to transition to their line manager to ensure they are provided with appropriate support. Gender Reassignment - NTU Guidance for Managers is available for reference. Students are encourage to inform and seek support from either Student Support Services or their course tutor. Information and details of support for trans students is available from the Student Support Services website.
Anyone who wishes to find out more about gender identity could start by taking a look at our Useful Links page under Gender Identity.
NTU has an active LGBT+ Staff Network. Details of the aims of the network, recent activities, and information about how to join can be found on the LGBT+ Staff Network page.
NTU also has an active student society. NTU Pride Society is a LGBT+ group supporting, representing and welcoming people of many differing sexual orientations and identities. Within NTU Pride there is a trans officer and a queer officer dedicated to supporting transgender and non-binary students.
NTU has clear policies and procedures relating to equality issues. Discrimination, harassment and bullying behaviours will not be tolerated.
Where members of the NTU community feel they have experienced such behaviours they are encouraged to raise this with their line manager or HR in the first instance, or for students, with their personal tutor.
Should staff or students require independent guidance about their options, they may contact the confidential Dignity and Respect Contacts service, available to both staff and students.