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Trans Fund & Transitioning Support.

NUSU Welfare & Support Centre.

Representation at the Students' Union

Being trans, non-binary, or questioning your gender identity can be a cause of financial stress, due to the purchasing of new clothes for your gender identity, buying necessities such as binders, or expensive dead poll applications for legal name changes. All these things can improve the quality of life for trans, non-binary and gender questioning people immensely, and that is something we hope the trans fund will be able to help with.

 

The Trans Fund

Students can apply for up to £50 towards new purchases of items such as binders, clothes, makeup, and other items that will make trans, non-binary students and gender questioning students' lives easier. If you wish to apply for this fund please fill in and submit the form below and one of the NUSU staff members or Officers will get back to you*. Funds are limited and we are working on a first come first serve basis so if we receive a lot of requests, we may not be able to cater to everyone. However, the more people who apply will show the demand for this fund which will help massively in making this a staple in years to come, so please apply. You can apply here

 

University Transitioning Support

Trans, Transitioning and Non-Binary Student Support

Newcastle University Student Health and Wellbeing Services is fully dedicated to enhancing the learning, research and living experience of all students, ensuring that we are fully inclusive and supportive of all members of the University community.

We welcome all who consider themselves part of the transgender and non-binary community.  We do all we can to ensure that students identifying as transgender and non-binary are not disadvantaged. 

We recognise that initially students may wish to discuss specific support and advice without the need to approach lots of people. We provide an Initial Point of Contact (IPC) within the Student Health and Wellbeing Service who can support and advise students about their options i.e. how to get your name and gender changed on university records. The IPC may also liaise with or signpost students to other parts of the University or external services as appropriate. The IPC can be contacted by email at inclusive@ncl.ac.uk

Confidential, tailored support is available for any student concerned about transgender and/or non-binary issues and we encourage you to contact your  Student Wellbeing Service so we can explore your needs and the support options available.

At your request through S3P, the University can change your known name and gender on its systems. They will also change your official name and gender -- meaning that these can be on your degree parchment when you graduate -- if you can provide a legal name change (Deed Poll) and Gender Recognition Certificate (GRC).

Find out how to change your legal name here.

Find out how to change your legal gender here.

In the past, some students have reported difficulties in changing their gender to ‘other’ in S3P, or in getting a Uni email address to match their new name.  If any changes you need to make aren’t running smoothly, the Union is here to help! You can contact the Student Advice Centre or your Welfare and Equality Officer.