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LGBTQ+ student accommodation

We believe that everyone deserves to feel comfortable in their home. That includes having the choice of LGBTQ+ accommodation.

All our accommodation offers a diverse space where everyone should be treated with respect and tolerance. However, we understand that some students may prefer to live in accommodation specifically with other LGBTQ+ students. LGBTQ+ accommodation is an opportunity to live with people who may have shared life experiences and identify as part of the same community as you.

Is it also fine to not choose this as a preference, even if you do identity as part of the LGBTQ+ community.

You can apply for LGBTQ+ accommodation in Marlborough Court and Solsbury Court or Norwood House.

Is LGBTQ+ accommodation available to allies?

LGBTQ+ accommodation is exclusive to those who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community or who are questioning their identity.

We believe everyone should be an ally and all accommodation should be a safe space for anyone who identifies as LGBTQ+.

Can I request single gender LGBTQ+ accommodation?

LGBTQ+ accommodation is open to people of all genders and gender identities. If you prefer to live in single gender accommodation you can select this as a preference.

What does LGBTQ+ mean?

LGBTQ+ is the acronym for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, questioning and ace. This is the definition provided by Stonewall.

How to be mindful and respectful of other students applying for LGBTQ+ accommodation

Our ResLife team will keep all information provided within the application confidential. Once you have been assigned LGBTQ+ accommodation, it won't be treated any differently from other accommodation buildings. There will be no obvious signs or marketing to identify the accommodation as LGBTQ+.

We ask students to be considerate of other residents in your accommodation who might be at a different stages of their personal journey. Please be mindful that you may be living with someone who hasn't expressed their gender or sexual identity publicly. This may include friends, family members and relatives.

Other additional preferences and what to consider when making your application

If you have applied for LGBTQ+ accommodation, priority will be given to this preference over other additional preferences. If you would like a different preference to be the priority on your application please contact and we can discuss this with you.

You are able to apply for quiet, alcohol-free and mature accommodation in addition to LGBTQ+ accommodation, however this will depend on popularity and the number of applicants.

Student Union LGBT+ group

Learn more the SU LGBT+ community


For more information on LGBTQ+ accommodation and any other questions, please contact the ResLife team.

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