We're proud to support and champion our LGBTQ+ students, staff and wider campus communities.
Here at the University of Central Lancashire, we know that diversity is our strength. We aim to support and cultivate a safe and supportive community throughout all our campuses.
The Students' Union celebrated Pride 2023 on October 3. There was music, craft stalls, face painting, games, support services and a few talks. There was also quiz night and karaoke at Lampworks, with themed cocktails, mocktails soft drinks and hot drinks available.
The Students' Union celebrate pride every year, usually around the start of our academic year. If you missed last year, be sure to get involved in the next one.
Preston Pride 2023 took place on September 23. During the event, Preston Flag Market was filled with live music, appearances and a variety of information stands and stalls. Preston Pride is run entirely by a local volunteers, supported by a voluntary committee who help plan and run the event.
For 2023, we were proud to host the start of the Preston Pride parade outside our Student Centre, on the University Square.
Pride celebrations are a special time where people come together to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community.
Pride celebrations usually happen in June of every year. This is to remember the Stonewall Riots, an important historical event that sparked LGBTQ+ activism in the US and around the world. This activism resulted in a large expansion of human rights for members of the LGBTQ+ community going forward.
During Pride, there are events like parades, parties, and gatherings. LGBTQ+ communities and their allies show their love, acceptance, and pride for who they are.
Here at the University of Central Lancashire, Our local Preston pride season takes place during late September/early October of each year. The University and the Students' Union get involved in local events celebrating LGBTQ+ communities.
Students' Union Trans* Society
The Trans* Society fosters an open community for all students, regardless of identity. They routinely host events and also help one another through individual experiences
LGBT+ Staff Network
For our staff, we have The LGBT+ network. The network provides information and support for all staff on LGBTQ+ issues.
The network aims to inform, educate and spread awareness about the issues the LGBTQ+ community faces within our community. It's also a confidential platform for colleagues who are in need of any kind of support or a personal chat.
Members of staff can find out more about the network on our Intranet.