Being open to others is a fundamental principle of the Chaplaincy’s ethos. We warmly welcome and include all people regardless of race, colour, gender, age, nationality, economic circumstances, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability or emotional condition.

As part of that openness, we stand alongside one another by celebrating events that are important among us. In February each year we celebrate LGBT History Month, and at other times too we offer opportunities to discuss issues of sexuality and gender.

There is a student LGBT+ Society and Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Officers in the Students’ Union. For staff there is SPECTRUM, the LGBT+ network, of which one of the Chaplains is the convenor. For further information contact [email protected]

The University is recognised as a Stonewall Diversity Champion and is proud that one of its staff is a Stonewall Gay Role Model of the year 2019. 

If you need to talk to someone about:

  • coming to terms with your sexuality or gender
  • working through uncertainty
  • coming out
  • relating your sexuality to your faith
  • the way other people react to your sexuality
  • relationship problems
  • or anything else …

… the Chaplains are always available to talk in complete confidence. We promise not to judge you, to respect and value what is important to you, and to do all we can to see you when you need to see us.

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