The Durham Student Union LGBT+a (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans, + Association) exists to provide representation, welfare services, campaigns, and socials to anyone who identifies as being under the LGBTQ+ umbrella, including but not limited to:

those under the trans umbrella, genderqueer, genderfluid, genderflux, agender, pangender, bigender, intergender, non-binary, third-gender, and gender questioning or non-conforming individuals;

intersex individuals;

lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, polysexual, asexual, grey-asexual, demisexual, homoromantic, panromantic, biromantic, aromantic, and polyamorous individuals, or anyone on any of these spectra.

The Durham LGBT+a also welcomes and encourages the involvement of allies, so feel free to bring your non-LGBTQ+ friends along!



The SWDa are there to support students, through mentoring, working with the disability service, organising socials, campaigning and raising disability awareness.

A disability, as defined in law and by the university, means anyone suffering from anything that impacts upon their ability to participate fully in university life. This includes (but is not limited to):

– Mobility issues

– Mental health problems

– Specific Learning Differences (e.g. dyslexia, dyspraxia, etc)

– Sensory impairments

– Chronic fatigue conditions

– Any other long term medical conditions