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Achieving trans inclusivity in Higher Education and in Scottish Colleges

AdvanceHE have joined with Gendered Intelligence to develop brand new training following the trans guidance produced by AdvanceHE on trans awareness in Higher Education and Scottish colleges

What can I expect from the training?

This session will:

  • Explore the context for trans identities- sex, gender and sexual orientation;
  • Increase skills and confidence to support trans students and staff and to tackle discrimination;
  • Understand legislation around the rights and responsibilities around trans identities;
  • Examine key terms and uses of language
  • Exploring specific issues for Higher Education institutions and Scottish colleges.
  • Build an understanding of the practical steps an individual and an institution can take to foster an inclusive environment for trans students and staff.

Who will deliver the course?

The course will be delivered by Lee Gale from Gendered Intelligence and members of AdvanceHE staff from the Training and Learning team.

Gendered Intelligence

Gendered Intelligence (GI) is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company, established in 2008.

Our mission is to increase understandings of gender diversity through creative ways.

Our vision is of a world where people are no longer constrained by narrow perceptions and expectations of gender, and where diverse gender expressions are visible and valued.

We work with the trans community and those who impact on trans lives; we particularly specialise in supporting young trans people aged 8-30.

We have also created a network and training course for counsellors and therapists in response to demand for more in-depth and specialist learning from therapists and counsellors themselves, and to the need of the trans community for a pool of trans-knowledgeable therapists and counsellors to draw on.

Lee Gale

Lee Gale has been working with trans communities for the past 15 years, on a local, national and international level. He delivered training for Gendered Intelligence in a range of settings. He co-founded TransBareAll, an organisation that works with individuals to explore topics such as body, relationships and confidence and sexual health and intimacy, as well as a local Yorkshire-wide support group for trans men. This grassroots work is his passion and has given him a varied insight into the issues and experiences trans people face. As well as working with individuals, he acts as a consultant for organisations including the NHS, local police and universities and has been involved in producing resources such as Living My Life and Top Tips for Working with Trans People.

Structure & Dates

The training will be running on the following dates:

  • Wednesday 12th December- 09:30-13:00 
  • Venue: Committee Room, Universities Scotland, Holyrood Park House, 106 Holyrood Road, Edinburgh, EH8 8AS

There will be a maximum of 20 delegates in each cohort.  Places will be allocated to Scottish Higher education institutions and colleges in the first instance.

Please note lunch will not be provided.


This training is FREE to Scottish colleges and universities under Scottish funding arrangements, and also to any other participating UK higher education institutions which subscribe to Advance HE.

Register your place

Please fill in the form below to register your place on the training. Please note that places will be allocated on a first come first serve basis and places are limited to two places per institution.

Please note that registration for each training date will close one week before the training date.

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