City is a great place to study for people of any sexuality. We have an award-winning Student Centre, an active LGBT society and our central London location benefits from a wealth of cultural, social and sport facilities for LGBT people.
The LGBT Society
The LGBT 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 LGBT 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 transexual - we're here to try and make that experience safe and enjoyable.
We also provide links to other support networks, work with other LGBT 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.
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.
LGBT life in London
For information about life in London you can visit:
The Student Counselling Service is here for you if you are experiencing concerns, have personal worries or if there are other problems you would like to discuss in confidence.
Our counsellors are used to working with people from many different backgrounds and cultures.
Amongst our services we offer:
- Group work
- Individual counselling
Every student entering the Counselling Service will be offered an Initial Consultation. These are available, without booking, Monday to Friday 13:00 - 14:00. Just come to the Student Counselling Service in the Student Centre, Northampton Square.
To book an alternative time, contact us on:
T: +44 (0)20 7040 8094