How can I change the name, title or gender identity USW has recorded for me?
Your name and gender identity can be changed on USW systems, including your ID badge. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
. Please see the Changes to Student Personal Details Policy
for more information.Someone I know or support is transitioning. How can I support them?
confidentially if, and how, they would like your support. As a start,
think about how your behaviour supports others, e.g. using gender
neutral pronouns. Our Trans Allies
page has some great tips. We also have a range of videos that give some
great advice from trans people, their friends, families and others.I think that someone I know or support may be transitioning but hasn’t spoken about it. Can I mention it?
Be cautious about making assumptions, you cannot tell if someone is transitioning: trans people do not have a certain ‘look’.
is a very personal and complex process. Allow them time and space to
approach you if they choose to. A general enquiry about their wellbeing
can show your support without being specific.
We can all support trans people by creating an inclusive environment. Read our Trans Allies
page or watch the videos below for some general advice.
someone’s gender identity or ‘outing’ someone without their consent
could have serious consequences, for you and the individual.I
have overheard people at the university speaking negatively about trans
matters in general. I want to challenge them about it but I’m not sure
We all have a responsibility to make USW a comfortable
and inclusive environment for all. We understand it might be difficult
but we hope all staff and students would at least question negative
comments about any person/group of people. Being a trans ally
is about showing your support for the trans community and questioning
the behaviour of others when it is not appropriate. If you have specific
concerns, talk to your line manager, course leader, student supervisor
or use the support links below.What can I do about transphobic bullying or harassment?
Transphobic bullying, harassment or victimisation is not tolerated at USW.
If you are experiencing any of these, our Dignity at Work and Study Advisers
are available to provide support and advise you of options.
Students can discuss any concerns they have with the Students’ Union
officers and/or a member of staff on their course. You can also speak to a member of the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Team