Our inclusivity policy and statement of values with respect to Transgender students
Everybody is welcome at London Met and everyone should be free and safe to be themselves at London Met, authentically, without fear or judgement.
Many LGBTQIA+ people continue to face discrimination, exclusion and abuse in society.
Trans people in particular have been subject to increasingly malevolent rhetoric and abuse across our media and public discourse. This often has an acute impact on health and wellbeing within the trans community. Stonewall found two in five trans students wouldn’t feel confident reporting any transphobic bullying to their university staff, and one in six trans students report being unable to use the toilet they feel comfortable with at university. I’ve been deeply disappointed by the news that the ban on conversion therapy does not include trans folk. No-one should be pressured to change who they are or face the fear of judgement and condemnation for their identity. We are proud to support our trans community, and we want to ensure everyone feels safe and welcome here.
There is clearly much work to be done, and that’s why we’re so committed to advancing LGBTQIA+ inclusion at London Met – because we know the impact of inclusive spaces can be life-changing and that they should be the norm, not a distant aspiration.
London Met has one of the most socially inclusive student populations in England, in one of the most diverse cities in the world. We hope to build on this reputation as a place for everyone to feel welcome, whatever their background, to ensure that all LGBTQIA+ people feel a sense of belonging and to break down any barriers that they face.
Professor Lynn Dobbs
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive
Please read our Equality and Diversity Policy and Safeguarding Policy (including anti-bullying and harassment policy).