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Equality at the University

Equality & Diversity

The University of Cambridge is committed in its pursuit of academic excellence to equality of opportunity and to a proactive and inclusive approach to equality, which supports and encourages all under-represented groups, promotes an inclusive culture, and values diversity.

Equality Champions

In 2009, the University approved the establishment of Equality Champions to demonstrate senior leadership and support for equality and diversity matters and initiatives. The Champions: support the progression of equality for all protected groups (including gender, sex, and sexual orientation); assist with the progression of equality objectives; advocate on equality and diversity matters; advise and contribute to papers and relevant processes; work with staff and student equality networks; provide a formal link to staff diversity networks; attend equalities-related events.

If you would like to contact one of the Equality Champions, email:

  • Professor Andrew Webber (LGBT+ Equality)
  • Professor Val Gibson (Gender Equality in STEMM)
  • Professor Sarah Colvin (Gender Equality in Arts, Humanities and Social Science)
  • Dr Kamal Munir (Race & Inclusion)
  • Dr Mónica Moreno Figueroa (Race & Inclusion)
  • Dr Hisham Ziauddeen (Disability & Wellbeing)


University of Cambridge Equal Opportunities Policy

College Equality Policies

Student Wellbeing: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


General Resources

Confronting Trans Antagonism in The Academy: A Digital Toolkit

"As a group of scholars and organizers who come from various disciplines and occupy various positionalities within the university, we’ve constructed this toolkit to intervene in this farcical exercise of academic elitism, recognizing the deeply material, social and political consequences of naming and misnaming. We do not believe that people’s identities constitute reasonable grounds for discussion. In fact, it is our contention that the hallowed virtues of “reasoned debate” and “critical thinking” to which Reed and Castiglia refer are only made possible by respecting the identities of any discussants."

Resources and information for supporting trans, non-binary & gender diverse applicants, students and staff in Further and Higher Education


Resources in Cambridge

English Faculty Library LGBTQ+ Resources

LGBTQ+ studies is an emerging field of scholarship. The sources in this guide offer an entry point to resources and collections across the University of Cambridge that focus on various aspects of LGBTQ+ studies. This is, however, an interdisciplinary area of research, and so relevant materials can be found in a wide range of references sources which may not directly have an LGBTQ+ studies focus.


The Harry Harris LGBTQ+ library aims to provide access to material you’d otherwise struggle to get hold of, including academic studies, autobiographies, hard-to-find music, novels and films. (Location: CUSU, 17 Mill Lane.)


A termly University of Cambridge student publication written, edited and produced by the LGBTQ+ community in Cambridge and its allies.

Careers service

LGBTQ+ career information, tips and resources.

Bathroom map

A crowdsourced map of Cambridge with the aim to provide trans people with the locations of gender neutral toilets. Right-click to add a public bathroom and give details of gender and accessibility.



For Students

CUSU LGBT+phobia Contact Form

CUSU LGBT+ considers the welfare of LGBT+ students at Cambridge a priority. As such they are keen to hear and follow up on any kind of discrimination or LGBT+phobia that occurs in the University and in the town with a zero tolerance policy.


For Staff

Dignity @ work policy

HR bullying/harassment policy and contacts


For Anyone

Mindline Trans+ Listening Service - 0300 330 5468

Nationally beloved mental health charity Mind have started a trans+ listening service to provide emotional and mental health support to anyone under the trans/gender variant umbrella. The service is staffed by trained volunteers with personal experience of being trans/gender variant (and occasionally allies to meet demand).  Mindline Trans+ runs Mondays and Fridays, 8pm - midnight (and on Wednesdays at these hours from the 1st of September 2021 onwards).

Welcome to Q+

lgbtQ+@​cam is an initiative launched in 2018 to promote interdisciplinary research, outreach and network building related to queer, trans and sexuality studies at the University of Cambridge.

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