Research ‘Understanding LGBT+ perspectives on, and experiences of, higher education’

From freshers’ week to finals: Understanding LGBT+ perspectives on, and experiences of, higher education by Eleanor Formby was published by Sheffield Hallam University in July 2015.

The #FreshersToFinals project aims were to raise public awareness of potential issues experienced by LGBT students and those considering entering higher education (HE); increase practitioner and institutional awareness about LGBT students’ potential needs; identify any evidence gaps in the field, and build and strengthen relationships with and between relevant organisations in the HE and LGBT sectors.

The research identifies ‘a lack of (UK) evidence exploring lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) perspectives within, and about, higher education’.