We understand that sometimes students do not want to access the Advice Service but would prefer to talk to others that have been or may currently be going through the same experiences and situations. If this is the case for you, there is a Peer Support Centre that can accomodate to your needs, please find the information below.
The Peer Support Centre, located in the Barnes Wallis building on the North Campus, is all about students helping students. Here you will find the offices of some of the key Union Wellbeing groups;
You may already know about Nightline from such things as stickers on the back of toilet doors...publicity volunteers in pink and purple t-shirts...or the odd free pen/bottle-opener/condom with the logo on it. Nightline is a confidential listening and information service run for students by students. It offers anonymous, non-judgemental and non-directive support for all callers, regardless of your situation. We're open for calls between 8pm and 8am every night of term, even during the exam period!
You can access the telephone listening and information service Nightline provides (it's on the back of your library card, right at the bottom, in teeny-tiny writing!) you can email the Nightmail address: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a place for all lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, questioning and curious students to go to meet friends, and to get advice ranging from sexual health advice to where to go out. If you don't want to go to a bar on Canal Street, the LGBT Office offers an alternative!
Meet the friendly volunteers who can help you with any question you might have. There are lots of leaflets on lots of topics including local support groups, sporting clubs, HIV, religion and getting work with LGBT-friendly employers.
The LGBT Library is also based in the office. There are over a hundred books and DVDs that anyone can borrow. There's a lot of choice: from gay travel guides to biographies and poetry to sex guides and DVDs as diverse as TransAmerica, the Laramie Project, The L Word, and Philadelphia.
There is also plenty of reference materials, from reports and guides on LGBTQ health, law and campaigns, to the most recent copy of most magazines, including DIVA, OutNorthWest, attitude and Boyz.
To get in touch click; LGBT and follow the links to 'Welfare' and 'Library'