City is a great place to study for people of any sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.
We have an award-winning Student Centre, an active LGBTQ society and our central London location benefits from a wealth of cultural, social and sport facilities for LGBTQ people.
The LGBTQ+ Society
The LGBTQ+ Society at City is a fun, friendly and inclusive group. Last year we were the third most active society by official membership and won the Society of the Year award from the City Students' Union.
We have arranged a spectrum of events from movie nights and the obligatory trips out to Soho, to raising money and awareness for World AIDS Day and inviting speakers for LGBT History Month.
We hosted a club night "Love is a Human Right" with the Amnesty Group, which was one of the busiest nights of the year in our Union bar and for which we were awarded Joint Event of the Year by the Students' Union.
University is where many people discover and explore their identities, making new friends and being exposed to new and different ways of thinking and seeing the world. We are also open to straight and questioning students who feel the way we do about LGBTQ+ issues and we warmly welcome them to get involved and have fun.
For some of us, this experience also includes "coming out" or questioning who we are and what it is to be gay, lesbian, bi, or transgender - we're here to try and make that experience safe and enjoyable.
We also provide links to other support networks, work with other LGBTQ+ societies and are involved with the NUS LGBT+ campaign. We plan to continue providing opportunities for discussion, education, debate, fun and support - from the politically active through to the purely social.
See our City Students' Union website for more details.
Follow us on Twitter: @citylgbtq
Transgender, Intersex and Gender Non-Conforming Students
For students who identify as transgender, intersex and/or gender non-conforming (or ‘TIGNC’), City has a TIGNC People Policy which sets out how we will ensure that we are being inclusive to students and staff of all gender identities and expressions.
This Policy includes information on changing your name during your studies, specific support available for TIGNC students and some of the processes in place to support you in thriving during your time at University.
Jobseekers from different groups can face unfair discrimination. It is illegal for employers to discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation. For more information on what the issues are and how you can deal with them visit our Career and Skills Development service.
LGBTQ life in London
For information about life in London you can visit:
Mental health counselling
Our expert counselling team offers high quality and confidential counselling to support you to gain a better understanding of your personal and emotional difficulties.
Social activities and groups
Joining a society is a fantastic way to meet new people. Find out more about City's many clubs, societies and other organisations to enhance your student life.