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LGBTQ+ accommodation

We believe everyone deserves to feel secure and respected in their own homes. That includes the choice of LGBTQ+ accommodation. We aim to ensure all University accommodation is a safe, welcoming and inclusive place for everyone. Some students find it helpful to be living in accommodation specifically for LGBTQ+ students along with people who may have shared life experiences. We offer students the option of selecting LGBTQ+ accommodation as a preference.

Is the LGBTQ+ accommodation available for allies?

It is intended that this accommodation is exclusively for those who identify as part of the LGBTQ+ community.

Is there single-gender LGBTQ+ accommodation?

Our LGBTQ+ accommodation provision is open to people of all genders. You can select the option regardless of your gender identity and can expect to live with other students of other gender identities. If you wish to live in single-gender accommodation, please select that option when applying, rather than LGBTQ+.

Can I change my gender and chosen name after I have registered?

Your student information is a legal record which records your legal name and details. However, you can populate the preferred name field on your accommodation account to ensure our Accommodation and Residences Life staff address you correctly. Please also feel free to make all members of our teams aware of your pronouns when communicating with them. For support regarding transitioning when at university, please contact and consider contacting the Students' Union LGBTQ+ Solent committee.

For more information on LGBTQ+ accommodation, please contact the Accommodation Team at or call +44 (0)23 8201 5040.