Pride

 

Our Pride campaigns at Edge Hill Students’ Union have grown over the years, and they’re only going to keep growing!


The Pride campaign is intended to represent LGBTQ+ students on Edge Hill campus, while also helping to raise awareness of the issues the community faces among the wider student population.

 

Each year we have focused on different factors that affect the LGBTQ+ community, and this year the focus will be on those within the community who are typically underrepresented.

 

The Pride campaign is led by your LGBQ+ Officer and Trans and Non-Binary Officer.

 

 

Did you know…

The Education Beyond the Straight and Narrow: LGBT Students’ Experience in Higher Education report by NUS found that:

  • Just two in ten trans students feel completely safe on campus, less than half the proportion of their heterosexual counterparts.
  • One in five LGB+ and one in three trans respondents have experienced at least one form of bullying or harassment on their campus.
  • LGB+ students are more likely to consider dropping out than heterosexual students, and more than half of LGB+ respondents (56%) cited the feeling of not fittin in as the main reason for considering dropping out.

 

 

Dates for your diary!

Many of our PRIDE celebrations and events occur in second term, with events including Pride Week, The EHSU Drag Race, and much more!

 

In the meantime, here’s what you can get involved with over the next couple of months!

  • Trans Day of Remembrance – 20th November, Edge Hill campus, All day.
  • Be a Pro @ Pronouns Workshop 20th November, Hub 1, 5:15-6:15pm (Students and Staff Welcome).

 

 

How to Get Involved and Who to Contact!

Our LGBQ+ and Trans and Non-Binary Officers are leading on this campaign.

 

If you don’t have personal contacts with them, simply get in touch with your Vice President Welfare at houghtom@edgehill.ac.uk and she will put you in touch!