Trans Students' Campaign

Warwick has an active trans community, but being trans at warwick isn't without difficulties. Our trans students' campaign works to address issues facing the trans community, at Warwick and beyond.

Are you a member of the trans community? Don't forget to check our the Trans Community Hub.

Gender-Neutral Facilities

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Not everyone identifies as male or female, or feels safe in gendered spaces. As a result we have lobbied for gender-neutral facilities across campus.

In Progress:

  • Lobbying for the campus map to include all gender-neutral facilities, and for them to be searchable.
  • Lobbying for more gender-neutral facilities on parts of campus where the choice is currently limited: Westwood campus, Gibbet Hill campus, and University House.

Complete:

  • Successfully lobbied for gender-neutral changing facilities and toilets in the new Sports & Wellness Hub.
  • Successfully lobbied for a policy which commits to gender-neutral toilets in all new buildings on campus.
  • Successfully lobbied for gender-neutral toilet blocks to be created in renovations of older buildings, including the Library and Social Sciences.
  • Successfully lobbied for single-cubicle toilets on campus to be de-gendered.
  • Created a directory of gender-neutral facilities on campus.

Trans-Accessible Sport

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Members of the trans community often experience significant barriers to participation in sport, from inaccessible facilities to a lack of trans awareness, and even hostility and exclusion from competition. 

In Progress:

  • Launching a programme of sport sessions specifically for the trans community, including trans-only swimming.
  • Supporting sports clubs to lobby their respective national governing bodies to update their trans athlete policies in line with best practice.

Complete:

  • Successfully lobbied for gender-neutral changing facilities and toilets in the new Sports & Wellness Hub.
  • Created a trans-accessible sport webpage with Warwick Sport, to explain the facilities and support available.
  • Distributed pronoun badges to sports clubs, to help normalise the sharing of pronouns in sports spaces.
  • Facilitate annual workshops for sports club execs to support them with running trans-inclusive clubs.
  • Profile trans athletes at Warwick, sharing their experience and successes with others.

Trans Awareness Events

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We organise programmes of events to observe (inter)national trans awareness events, and raise awareness of issues faced by the trans community.

  • Trans Awareness Week
  • Trans Day of Remembrance
  • Pride Week
  • LGBTUA+ History Month
  • Our Stonewall50 celebration included an event on the life & legacy of Marsha P Johnson.

Gender-Neutral Facilities

Colourful vegetables

Not everyone identifies as male or female, or feels safe in gendered spaces. As a result we have lobbied for gender-neutral facilities across campus.

In Progress:

  • Lobbying for the campus map to include all gender-neutral facilities, and for them to be searchable.
  • Lobbying for more gender-neutral facilities on parts of campus where the choice is currently limited: Westwood campus, Gibbet Hill campus, and University House.

Won:

  • Successfully lobbied for gender-neutral changing facilities and toilets in the new Sports & Wellness Hub.
  • Successfully lobbied for a policy which commits to gender-neutral toilets in all new buildings on campus.
  • Successfully lobbied for gender-neutral toilet blocks to be created in renovations of older buildings, including the Library and Social Sciences.
  • Successfully lobbied for single-cubicle toilets on campus to be de-gendered.
  • Created a directory of gender-neutral facilities on campus.
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Gender-Neutral Facilities

Colourful vegetables

Not everyone identifies as male or female, or feels safe in gendered spaces. As a result we have lobbied for gender-neutral facilities across campus.

In Progress:

  • Lobbying for the campus map to include all gender-neutral facilities, and for them to be searchable.
  • Lobbying for more gender-neutral facilities on parts of campus where the choice is currently limited: Westwood campus, Gibbet Hill campus, and University House.

Won:

  • Successfully lobbied for gender-neutral changing facilities and toilets in the new Sports & Wellness Hub.
  • Successfully lobbied for a policy which commits to gender-neutral toilets in all new buildings on campus.
  • Successfully lobbied for gender-neutral toilet blocks to be created in renovations of older buildings, including the Library and Social Sciences.
  • Successfully lobbied for single-cubicle toilets on campus to be de-gendered.
  • Created a directory of gender-neutral facilities on campus.
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Not-so-fast Fashion

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Supporting Local Charity Shops

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Support our local charity shops by donating your resaleable goods, such as:

  • Clothing & shoes
  • Books
  • Pots, pans & crockery
  • CDs, DVDs & BluRays
  • Games
  • Electrical goods

Share your waste reduction tips with us by emailing campaigns@warwicksu.com

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