Freshers Support Scheme
SaintsLGBT+ are recruiting!
Do you remember the fear of coming to university for the first time?
Wanted to explore the LGBT+ community but too intimidated or just didn't know where to start?
SaintsLGBT+ want to help LGBT+ freshers find their feet and settle in, so if you're a current student and identify as part of the community and want to make our town a more approachable space, apply to become a QueerPeer! Our goal is to provide simple support and companionship and useful information during the first four weeks of term (including Freshers week).
- QueerPeers supporters will be required to commit at least one hour a week to their assigned Fresher, if they request this support
- All supporters will attend active listening and peer support training
So if this sounds like you, apply now to help our incoming LGBT+ freshers feel welcome and get them settled in!
Joining us as a Fresher?
Don't really know where to begin with freshers events?
Fancy hearing a bit about what it's like living here?
Feel like you can't find other people who identify like you do?
Coming to university and want to get involved in the SaintsLGBT+ community?
Reach out to SaintsLGBT+ QueerPeers network by emailing Queerpeers@ with the subject queerpeers and we'll match you up with another student who can offer a friendly face to attend events with, the know-how with different events and general support through the transition of arriving to university!
Trans Clothing Drive
Transitioning can be a costly process, one factor being the price of changing your wardrobe to express your identity outwardly. The clothing drive exists to allow transgender students to find clothes that help them feel comfortable and confident, and more visibly themselves.
The drive consists of donations from students and locals, as well as products from companies specialising in attire for transgender people. This means that as well as having plenty of clothes such as shirts, dresses and jeans, we can also offer more trans-specific items, including breast forms and binders.
Saints LGBT+ will advertise when the drive is openly collecting donations, but if you have something to donate outside of this please let the committee know. Likewise, we have events throughout the year where the drive will be set up for people to come along and collect from. If you feel you could benefit from the drive outside of one of these days, get in touch and we’ll be happy to assist.
Trans Facebook Group
We've also got a private (nobody can see you're in it) facebook group for trans/non-binary students, in which we post any information you might find useful!
Ask to join here https://www.facebook.com/groups/1130994017057017/
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