The University of East London has become the first UK university
to be involved in the National Union of Students Out in Sport
The University is also one of the first in the country to sign
the government's charter on tackling homophobia and transphobia in
sport, according to the UEL website.
Vice-Chancellor, Professor Patrick McGhee, signed the charter
last week, saying: "As an institution we are committed to greater
inclusivity. By being one of the first universities both to sign
the charter and to become involved with the NUS 'Out in Sport'
project we are making an explicit commitment to LGBT inclusion in
Vicki Barrs, NUS LGBT Officer added: " We're delighted to have
UEL on board with the project and value their participation in our
steering group. The commitment made by the institution and the
enthusiasm shown by students and staff are greatly
appreciated. Our 'Out in Sport' project is the first work that
seeks to understand the experiences of LGBT students in further and
The University of East London has over 28,000 students from over
120 countries world-wide.