Through student feedback, we have noticed that there is a gap in policy surrounding the inclusion of transgender and non-binary in sports, not only at this university, but nationally. On the back of this, we are looking to put together a policy which reflects the values of both institutions but, most importantly, reflects the values of our students. We hope that this is a step in the right direction to make sport here at Leicester, and in Higher Education as a whole, a more inclusive space.
To ensure that the values that we hold are represented as effectively as possible, we would like to invite transgender and non-binary students at UoL to join a focus group that will look specifically at this policy and help us shape it with the student voice at the forefront of this conversation.
We are also looking to reach out to other SU’s in the region to share ideas and create a united front throughout the Midland’s.
This work is part of a commitment and desire by Leicester’s Student’s Union and Sport and Active Life to be as inclusive as possible. This work will be driven by education and understanding and we would greatly appreciate as much student input as possible as it will be current and future students who will be impacted the most.