Our LGBT Society has been running since last year and we welcome more students who are part of the LGBT community at GCU to get involved. Join us on Facebook!
Activities so far have included LGB-Tea meetings, a movie night, fundraising for World Aids Day, and campaigning for equal marriage on campus.
It costs £1 to join the LGBT Society and you can sign up at the Welcome Desk on the ground floor of the Students' Association (NH building).
We would like to be more active and organise and host more events to raise awareness on issues affecting our members so please get involved and get in touch.
Our LGBT Convenor, Eilidh Hollow, is responsible for ensuring that Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Trans students are effectively and legitimately represented. You can contact Eilidh at [email protected].
Our LGBT Engagement Intern, Richard Flynn, is responsible for investigating the needs of LGBT Students at GCU and organising activities to engage with LGBT Students. You can contact Richard at [email protected].
Glasgow Caledonian University Students' Association values the diversity of all our staff and members and takes pride in the diversity of its staff and membership. We are dedicated to ensuring that all our staff and members are treated fairly, and are not discriminated on the grounds of sex, marital status, gender reassignment, racial group, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, socio-economic background, trade union membership, family circumstances, or any other irrelevant distinction.
In November 2012, GCUSA compiled and sent out a student-wide Equality and Diversity survey, titled 'Putting the YOU in GCU'. The purpose was to research the wants and needs of you, the GCU student population, and was aimed at specifically highlighting any issues affecting our liberation groups.
This included a section dedicated to the wants and needs of LGBT students and the results of this, combined with various focus groups held throughout the academic year, will inform a report of recommendations by our LGBT Engagement Intern.
GCUSA's commitment to fostering an inclusive environment was recognised at this year's NUS Scotland Awards when we won The Equality and Diversity Award!
GCUSA is a campaigning organisation. We are committed to campaigning for the benefit of all of our students. Click HERE to be redirected to the Liberation Campaigns' LGBT page.
University is about growing and having fun, but it is also important to think about your future career plans. GCU offers a Career Clinic where you can speak to an adviser about your plans beyond University. This service operates under a commitment to equal opportunities. Click HERE to find out more.
In addition, the Students' Association has a number of resources for LGBT students, including the Starting Out: Lesbian, Gay & Bisexual Careers Guide from our friends at Stonewall. If you would like to find out more, contact the Advice Centre.
Gay Mens Health - www.gmh.org.uk
Strathclyde Lesbian & Gay Switchboard - 0141 847 0447: www.sgls.co.uk
LGBT Youth Scotland - www.lgbtyouth.org.uk
Equality Network - www.equality-network.org
Women experiencing domestic abuse - www.scottishwomensaid.org.uk
Stonewall Scotland - www.stonewall.org.uk/scotland
Rape Crisis Scotland - Tel. 08088 01 03 02 (Helpline for women and men, open daily 6pm to Midnight) http://www.rapecrisisscotland.org.uk/
Sandyford services for sexual, emotional and reproductive health in Greater Glasgow & Clyde run by the NHS. Visit the website for details of local services and Counselling available: www.sandyford.org or telephone: 0141 211 8130
The Steve Retson Project is a sexual health clinic especially for gay and bisexual men, and men who have sex with men, telephone number: 0141 211 8628, www.steveretsonproject.org.uk