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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 when applying to live with us.

Is the LGBTQ+ accommodation available for LGBTQ+ allies?

No. It is intended that this accommodation is exclusively for those who identify as LGBTQ+. This offers residents a place of peer support where they can use their shared experiences to help harbour an inclusive and positive space.

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 record is a legal record which will record your legal name and details. However, you can populate the chosen 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 student.hub@solent.ac.uk and consider contacting the Students' Union LGBTQ+ Solent committee.

For more information on LGBTQ+ accommodation, please contact the accommodation office at accommodation@solent.ac.uk or call +44 (0)23 8201 5040.

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