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Trans and non-binary student experiences in UK higher education

  • 23 May 2024
  • By Josh Freeman and Rose Stephenson
  • HEPI number 174

This report explores the experiences of trans and non-binary students across UK higher education. It compiles new and existing data, alongside interviews with students and academics, to outline the journey from application, through study, to post-graduation. It highlights the unique combination of challenges trans and non-binary students face, including lower academic readiness, financial difficulties, mental health issues and challenges in gaining employment. Key recommendations are made for improving inclusion and support, making this report an essential resource for educational institutions committed to enhancing diversity and equity.

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