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Gender and Sexuality Studies

Welcome to the Gender and Sexuality Studies Guide - giving you information on library resources and services relating to gender and queer studies.

LGBT+ Equality at the University of Edinburgh

The LGBT+ Medics have created this useful resource on pronouns and the importance of using inclusive language.

Gender Equality at the University of Edinburgh

The University is committed to recognising advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.

LGBT+ Equality at the University of Edinburgh

The University is committed to eliminating discrimination and prejudice based on sexual orientation and gender identity. We're striving to create a more diverse and inclusive university and provide here some examples of the work we are doing in this area.

A Short Guide to Sharing Pronouns for Trans Allies

Ensuring you're using the correct pronouns for the people around you, and being proactive in sharing your own pronouns, are simple ways to be an ally to the trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming members of our community.

You can find The Students' Association's Guide to pronouns below, and a guide which our LGBT+ Officer George produced for LGBT+ History Month 2021 here.

Additional Resources for Students

NUS LGBT+ Students Network

NUS Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans + (LGBT+) Network exists to represent LGBT+ students and connect LGBT+ student campaigners across the 4 Nations. We are an autonomous campaign, meaning we are led by LGBT+ students in our governance and decision-making processes.

NUS Trans Students Network

NUS Trans student campaigners network is here to support, organise and facilitate conversations on issues affecting trans students at a local, national and international level. As a liberation network, we are a self-organised and autonomous part of NUS.

NUS Women Students Network

NUS Women’s student campaigners network is here to support, organise and facilitate conversations on issues affecting women students at a local, national and international level. The network is open to all who self-define as women, including (if they wish) those with complex gender identities which include 'woman', and those who experience oppression as women. We affirm that self-definition is at the sole discretion of the individual in question. 

LGBT Youth Scotland

LGBT Youth Scotland is Scotland’s national charity for LGBTI young people, working with 13–25 year olds across the country. They also deliver the LGBT Charter programme to schools, organisations and businesses.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Edinburgh

EqualBITE is a ‘recipe book’ which aims to share practical and effective strategies for creating more gender balanced working environments in higher education. The recipes were written by University of Edinburgh staff and students, drawing from their real life experiences.

The book was launched in May 2018, and can also be downloaded free as an open access book of recipes, case studies and articles, at:  EqualBITE (

Student Groups and Societies

Edinburgh University Students Association: Your Representatives

Use this page to find the EUSA representatives who are working to support and represent you. 

Edinburgh University Students Association: Liberation Officers

Your Liberation Officers work part-time to represent marginalised communities of students. They lead and support our five Liberation Campaigns which exist to create a space where self-defining students can come together, discuss the issues affecting them, and campaign to improve their student experience. 

Student Societies relating to Gender and LGBTQ+ Liberation:

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