Staff profile: experiences of being disabled and trans at the University of Nottingham

Could you tell us a bit more about yourself and your current role My name is Sarah Stephenson-Hunter and I’ve been at the University of Nottingham since September 2009. I work as a Disability Adviser, part of the Accessibility Team in Specialist Services.  Throughout my time at the University I’ve always had a keen interest …

Transgender and young people- my experience

For the first 48 years of my life I led a very sheltered life with no knowledge or understanding of LGBTQ issues. I was, of course, entirely tolerant of LGBTQ lifestyles as I try and live a life that is free of prejudice on the grounds of anyone’s religion, gender or sexual orientation. Then my …

Trans Awareness- the basics training session

On 7 February 2018, more than 100 UoN staff attended Trans Awareness – The Basics training run by Gendered Intelligence at the University Park Campus.  There were a number of simple-but-important take-home messages about language and terminology and best practice.  The training first addressed the question of what is a trans person? and established that …

Understanding non-binary gender

  When it comes to talking about gender, I recognise that many people can be turned off by the many new and ever-changing terms so here are a couple terms I will be using in this piece that you can refer back to: Non-Binary > NB > Enbie > Enby  –  Someone who doesn’t identify …