The University of Aberdeen is committed to eliminating discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. We continue to strive to be a truly diverse and inclusive university, and to provide an open and supportive environment for our LGBTQ+ staff and students.

Virtual Pride 2021

We asked our community what pride meant to them...This is what they said

Virtual Pride 2020

UoA staff, students and alumni came together to celebrate Pride and shared the love by virtually passing the rainbow.

Identity, Attraction & Expression

Based on Sam Killerman's Genderbread Person, this video looks at Identity, Attraction and Expression as ways to understand gender

University Support for Students

The University of Aberdeen aims to provide a safe and welcoming environment and continuously work towards a more inclusive community. This page provides students with resources and contacts on equality, diversity and inclusion.

Trans Students' Forum

The Trans Students' Forum is a democratic and autonomous group within AUSA that pushes for the rights of all students who identify under the trans umbrella.

Women and Non-binary Students' Forum

The Women and Non-Binary Forum is a community at the University which exists to provide appropriate support for issues facing self-defining women and non-binary students and fight for our liberation. It is a liaison between societies, students and AUSA.

LGBT Switchboard

Switchboard is an LGBT+ helpline – a place for calm words when you need them most. They’re here to help you with whatever you want to talk about. Nothing is off limits and conversations are 100% confidential.

International Society of Nonbinary Scientists

ISNBS is an international community of nonbinary scientists. We come from the far reaches of the physical and social sciences. Some of us study desert birds. Others study immuno-oncology. Some of us write about science, or teach it. 

The group was established in 2020 to combat the isolation of being the “only ones” at our institutions, inspired by Dr. Sekazi Mtingwa and the National Society of Black Physicists.