University College London Union

LGBT+ Students' Network


What is the LGBT+ Students’ Network?

How is it run?

How can I get involved?

Contact Information

What is the LGBT+ Students’ Network?
The UCLU LGBT+ Students’ Network is here to support you in your study and work, to provide you with social activities, as well as to campaign on your behalf and raise awareness of your issues.

The aims of the Network are:

  1. to provide social and welfare support to LGBT+ students;
  2. to campaign and raise awareness of LGBT+ issues, both on campus and outside of it;
  3. to represent LGBT+ students on UCLU Council.

The network enables you to meet like-minded people within UCL and across London. We work closely with other LGBT+ networks, societies and charities, putting on joint social events and joint campaigns, and providing volunteering opportunities. In the past, our events have included parties, club nights, coffee socials, book groups, panel debates, talks, film screenings, trips to cinemas and museums, guided walks, quizzes and charity fundraisers.

We operate under the umbrella term UCLU LGBT+, and are open to people who self-define as being one or more of: lesbian, gay, bi, trans*, and/or any other sexual or gender minority including but not limited to queer, intersex and asexual.
How is it run?
UCLU LGBT+ has one elected officer, who is voted for by all LGBT+ UCL students on an annual basis. All decisions are made democratically, and any LGBT+ student is invited to suggest and plan events or to give input on the direction of the Forum.
How can I get involved?
As an LGBT+ student, you are warmly invited to attend the Forum’s events, whether you’re completely new or you’ve been involved for years. If you have an idea for an event or you have any concerns, please feel free to contact the LGBT+ officer. We love receiving feedback or ideas for things we could be doing!
Contact Information
The LGBT+ officer is a job share between Catrina Murray and Celia Willoughby who are available for a meeting should you have any questions or concerns, and can be contacted directly by e-mail

If you wish to contact an individual committee member, they are:

Asexual Rep: vacant
Bi Rep: vacant
BME Rep: Matthew Wagaine
Campaigns Rep: Thomas Edwards
Disabled Rep: Kir Galina
Freshers’ Rep: vacant
Media Rep: Raya Sharbain
Postgraduate Rep: vacant
RUMS Rep: vacant
Trans* Rep: Gabriyas Martens
Secretary: vacant
Women’s Rep: Phyllida Jacobs