Free legal guidance on name change for trans students

Date lapsed: March 2025

Liberation - inclusion - accessibility

Date lapsed:

Proposed by: Lola Pony (LGBT+ REP ME)
Seconded by: tba

In progress


What do you want?

Free Legal Guidance for Trans Students that want to change their name, so they can obtain their Certificate Degree correctly.


Why do you want it?

To stop Administrative Violence towards Trans Students.


What will it achieve?

It will allow Trans Students to have legal proof of Education and live a fulfilling life.

  • In Favour 9
  • Against 0
  • Abstentions 5


The motion was passed

The minutes will reflect discussion to clarify what this motion means in practice - essentially the Union will ask the University what is possible in respect of the name that appears on an award, and what is required to change a name. The Union will also speak to the Community Law Centre to find out what is required for a student to legally change their name, and whether the Centre is able to provide individual guidance to students. The Union will then produce guidance based on the above.


Recent News

Additional Annual Student Meeting - Outcomes

Mon 15 Jul 2024

Read about what happened at the Annual Student Meeting on Friday 12 July and view the motions that were passed

Postgraduate Experience Progress

Wed 26 Jun 2024

Read highlights from the Postgraduate Consultation Groups and what we've been doing to improve your postgradu

Statement regarding the closure of Westfield Nursery

Tue 18 Jun 2024

Find out more about the university's proposed closure of Westfield Nursery and how you can join the campaign a

A statement from our President regarding the university and encampment

Thu 13 Jun 2024

Watch the full video and read the full statement here

All you need to know about the General Election 2024

Wed 12 Jun 2024

The General Election is on 4 July, and we're here to help you get ready. Not sure if you can vote, what ID you

see more news