Student Administration and Support would like to hear your views on a new Policy on the Recording and Use of Student Names, Gender Identifiers and Pronouns.
The policy has a slightly broader scope, e.g. it will allow students who have a preferred name for any reason to make this change on the system, however it has particularly relevance to how we support our trans and non-binary students. The consultation has been shared directly with the student LGBT+ Society and LGBT+ staff network.
Complete the consultation survey
You can complete the consultation survey here: Consultation on Policy on the Recording and Use of Student Names, Gender Identifiers and Pronouns (onlinesurveys.ac.uk)
Before you complete the survey, please read the Policy here: https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/media/Policy,on,the,Recording,and,Use,of,Student,Names,Gender,Identifiers,and,Pronouns.pdf
Please note, the consultation closes on Tuesday, 11 May 2021.
Trans Equality at the University
This new policy is part of a wider piece of work being undertaken by a Trans Equality Working Group to support trans and non-binary students and staff at the University.
Liverpool Guild of Students Deputy President, Imogen De Castro Gray, is a member of this group and said, “It is vital that students have their say and participate in this consultation, ensuring that the student voice is at the heart of the process, the experiences of all students are reflected in the necessary changes and most importantly, that students are happy with the new policies. For me the most important part of the Working Group’s process is ensuring that transgender and gender non-conforming students are consulted and feel comfortable with the policies and guidelines that will affect them.”
The University recently marked International Day of Trans Visibility. As part of this, a campaign was launched to encourage and normalise the sharing of pronouns. You can read more about this campaign and other activity here: Trans Visibility Day 2021 Trans Visibility Day- Human Resources – University of Liverpool