British charity Stonewall has published its second critique of
Britain's universities, today.
It ranked 150 institutions on their gay-friendliness, with top
marks going to London's Imperial College, Wolverhampton and
Gay By Degree - published online at http://www.gaybydegree.org.uk
- measures each UK university against 10 criteria, including
whether there is a student lesbian, gay and bisexual Society,
whether tailored LGB careers advice is offered, whether the
university supports its LGB staff, and whether policies and
practices that counter homophobic bullying and specific events for
gay students are in place.
This year the guide also includes a new 'career spotlight'
section, which features profiles of 12 recent LGB graduates each
working in different sectors.
Chris Dye, Stonewall's Education Officer, said: "Gay By Degree
means lesbian, gay and bisexual students can compare how
gay-friendly their university choices are and what each will offer
to help them achieve their ambitions and fulfil their life
aspirations. With universities increasing their maximum fees for
2012 prospective students want to ensure that they're getting the
best value for money from a university that will treat them with
Mark Palmer-Edgecumbe, Head of Diversity and Inclusion at Google
said: "Google are delighted to support Stonewall's University Guide
2012. At Google we believe that every young person, regardless of
their sexual orientation, deserves the best start in life and the
opportunity to embark on any career they wish. We hope this guide
will help a new generation of lesbian, gay and bisexual students to
achieve their maximum potential and look forward to seeing some of
them joining us at Google one day."