For many people experiencing gender affirmation, having their identity recognised at university is an integral part of living as their affirmed gender. What gender affirmation looks like for each trans and gender diverse person is unique and based on what is best for them.
In collaboration with trans and gender diverse students, staff, Allies and the University community, UNSW has developed this Guideline which takes a person-centred approach to gender affirmation.
The Guideline seeks to comprehensively support students affirming their gender at university, while also addressing needs, issues and frequently asked questions that may arise for their teachers, tutors, classmates, friends and anyone else who plays a supportive role.
The Gender Affirmation Guideline, tools and templates available on this page were updated in March 2023. If you have any suggestions for improvements or feedback on these resources, please email the Diversity & Inclusion team.
We encourage people to dress how they feel best reflects their gender – this applies to everyone including transgender, gender diverse and non-binary employees.
If you require more information or have any comments, questions or concerns about this Guideline please contact Diversity & Inclusion.