Policies and Guidance
The University of Huddersfield is committed to providing an inclusive and supportive environment for Trans Staff, including those who identify as non-binary, agender or gender-fluid.
The following guidance is designed to provide Trans and Non-binary employees with information, guidance and support in relevant aspects of their employment at the University.
Many of our toilets on our campus are gender specific but gender-neutral toilets are available in some University buildings for employees that prefer to use these. Gender-neutral changing rooms are available in the Sports Centre. We appreciate that some trans people, including those who are non-binary prefer to use gender-neutral facilities.
Gender-neutral toilets can be found in the following places:
- Student Central
- The Library (Schwann Building, Level 5)
- Joseph Priestley (Ground Floor, 1st Floor and 2nd Floor)
- Human Resources (Level 6, Schwann Building)
- Charles Sykes Building (1st Floor)
* Plans are in place for gender-neutral toilets in Sovereign House which is currently being built (near the new Barbara Hepworth building – formerly the Bath House for Broadbents).
As part of our responsibilities under the Public Sector Equality Duty of the Equality Act 2010, we need to analyse the impact that our actions may have on equality and those covered by the protected characteristics.
Equality Analysis is a review of the actual or potential effects of our policies/procedures/services on people who identify with any of the protected characteristics below:
- Gender reassignment
- Marriage and civil partnership
- Pregnancy and maternity
- Religion or belief
- Sexual Orientation
To ensure that we give careful consideration to the potential impact of a policy/procedure/service, the Equality Analysis Form prompts us to consider a policy from the perspective of someone identifying with any of the protected characteristics*, and to consider how the policy might impact upon them