For many LGBT+ students, starting university or college, is an opportunity to be more open about their sexuality or gender. The BBC have spoken to Students about their experiences of sharing their sexuality or gender identity at university, and the support they received.
As part of our ProtectED Code of Practice we require our member universities to have policies in place that support all students security, safety and wellbeing, including bullying and harassment, equality and diversity, as well as mental health support. It is great to see that this article shows students who have had positive experiences. However remember if you don't feel comfortable or ready to share your sexuality or gender identity when you get to university you don't have to, it is a personal choice and entirely up to you. Read the full article here.