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Bradford College

Towards a trans-positive culture

Keywords: Enabling careers advisers, gender identity

Region: Yorkshire and the Humber region


The project aimed to create a more accessible, welcoming, supportive and inclusive learning environment and experience that better meets the needs of the trans community by:

  • increasing understanding of the trans community’s perception and experience of FE and in particular Bradford College
  • raising awareness of issues faced by the trans community, particularly in relation to entering or returning to education
  • supporting staff to understand their responsibilities and their role in relation to gender identity equality
  • improving outcomes for trans students
  • enabling trans students to maximise their success through accessing appropriate guidance and support both within college and externally
  • enabling staff to effectively and constructively challenge transphobia and other discrimination


The project has placed support for trans people firmly on the agenda within college.  The research paper has given a clear set of recommendations.

Taking forward these recommendations will be debated and driven forward through the equality committee.

The project also produced a guidance document which has been shared with staff and will be sent to all new staff as part of their induction process.


Project team

Main contact: Graham Bailey: