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LGBTQ+

Your city should feel like home. For LGBTQ+ students, this means choosing a place that not only offers quality education but also embraces diversity and inclusivity. Solent University is known for its commitment to inclusivity, and we're proud of our supportive environment for all students. 

And Southampton, our city, is a fantastic place for LGBTQ+ students to thrive. We've got a lively LGBTQ+ scene, with plenty of choice when it comes to bars, clubs, and social spaces where you can meet like-minded people and make lasting connections – in a safe and inclusive environment for you to relax and be yourself.

Then there's Pride. Our local Pride event is a highlight of the city's annual calendar, drawing thousands of people from all over the region. It's a vibrant celebration of LGBTQ+ culture and diversity, featuring a parade, live music, performances, and a host of community activities. It’s a powerful expression of solidarity and pride that underscores the city’s commitment to inclusivity.

Solent staff and students taking part in Southampton Pride parade

The broader Southampton community is known for its welcoming attitude and progressive values. Many local businesses and organisations actively support LGBTQI+ rights and participate in inclusivity campaigns. This creates a general atmosphere of acceptance and support, making it easier for LGBTQI+ individuals to feel safe and respected.

For university students who are part of the LGBTQI+ community, Southampton offers a welcoming and vibrant environment. With its inclusive university culture, thriving social scene, robust support networks, and community-driven pride events, Southampton stands out as a city where diversity is celebrated, and everyone can find their place. Whether you’re looking to make new friends, find support, or simply enjoy your university years in a city that respects and embraces your identity, Southampton is a fantastic choice.

Southampton Pride parade passing through Guildhall Square