Gender reassignment is a protected characteristic under the 2010 Equality Act; this includes anyone who has proposed, started, or completed a process to change their gender role.
What is Surrey doing?
We have developed a Trans Policy and Guidance. It reflects the University’s responsibility to provide a work and study environment for staff and students which is free from discrimination and in which every individual is treated with dignity and respect.
Everyone’s circumstances are different, but there is a range of practical steps the University can take to support trans staff and students:
- Student Services can advise trans students further
- Our Accommodation team will be able to make arrangements for a student to be housed in appropriate residences
- Staff and students can change their name, title and gender on their registry record and can request from IT services to issue a new username
- There are a number of gender neutral toilets around campus
- The Students' Union can advise on membership of gender-specific sports clubs and societies
Annual Event: Transgender Day of Remembrance
Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) is an annual observance on 20 November that honors the memory of those whose lives were lost in acts of anti-transgender violence.
Every year, the LGBT Staff Network and LGBT+ Student Society come together to commemorate and to fly the Transgender Pride Flag.