Stonewall asks gay pupils to make use of new guide

As pupils prepare to collect their AS and A-level results, Stonewall is asking all lesbian, gay and bisexual A-level pupils going through the clearing process, and all AS level pupils beginning to fill out UCAS forms to use Gay By Degree – Stonewall’s online guide to how gay-friendly every UK university is. www.gaybydegree.org.uk

Luke Tryl, Stonewall’s Education Officer, said: ‘We launched this online guide last month and we’ve already had very positive feedback. Because it’s the first of its kind, many lesbian, gay and bisexual people have contacted us saying they wish it was around when they were applying to uni. Now we want to make sure it’s used by those pupils who are deciding where to take their talent and tuition fees.’

Gay By Degree, supported by Square Peg Media, measures how gay-friendly each university is based factors including whether there is an active student LGB Society, if LGB specific careers advice and events are offered and membership of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions Programme for employers.

It also contains gay-specific advice about the university experience.

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