The Equality Act 2010 makes gender reassignment discrimination unlawful in all types of education provision, including all further and higher education courses. The Equality Act 2010 also makes gender reassignment discrimination and harassment unlawful in the provision of goods, facilities and services. This covers student union facilities and welfare services, university and college sports facilities, student accommodation services and various other kinds of university and college facilities, such as IT facilities.
Transgender people’s experiences of studying at college or university can vary widely. Although anti-discrimination legislation exists, in practice it is of key importance how proactive the university or college management is in implementing good practice in transgender equality and how supportive and trans-inclusive the student union is.
This section of the website highlights good practice guidance in some of the key areas concerning trans students:
- Identity Documents, Registration and Certificates
- Student Accommodation
- Trans Inclusion in Student Unions
- Student Welfare
- Student Sports Clubs
You can also read a guide by Unison on guidance on trans equality in post school education