Community stories

We’re proud of our LGBT+ community at Herts. We reached out to our staff and alumni to share their journey, achievements and how they felt supported by Herts through their study and work.

If you’re interested in being featured as a case study as part of our Pride Month celebration, please get in touch.

Mohammed leans against a railing, holding the LGBT rainbow flag

Meet Mohammed, our Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at the University of Hertfordshire...

Jenny smiles to camera

Meet Jenny, one of the UK’s only specialist transgender financial advisors...

Progress Pride flag

Meet Luke, who found acceptance and a welcoming community at Herts...

Chloe holds a microphone and a piece of paper

Meet Chloe, President of the LGBT+ Society. Chloe has lots of ideas to create positive social change...

Cheryl smiles to camera

Meet Dr Cheryl Holman, our Associate Dean of Academic Quality Assurance. Cheryl shares her life at Herts as an LGBT+ member of staff...

Chris, wearing a blue jacket, smiles to camera

Meet Dr Christopher Lloyd, a senior lecturer in English Literature at Herts. Christopher discusses his experience of working at Herts as a member of the LGBT+ community...

Anna stands in front of a blue sea on a sunny day

Meet Anna, a senior lecturer in criminology at Herts. Anna talks about the progress she's seen and how her life has benefitted from the work of LGBT+ campaigners...

James smiles to camera on a winter's day

Meet James, an Illustration student and secretary of the LGBT+ Society. James talks about his pride in being part of the LGBT+ community at Herts...

Connor, wearing a red top, smiles to camera

Meet Connor, co-chair of the LGBTQ+ Staff Network. Connor is proud to be part of a supportive team where he can be open about his identity...

Matthew looks to camera wearing a rainbow lanyard

Meet Matthew, our Deputy Vice-Chancellor. Matthew shares how he overcame homophobia and his passion to make universities inclusive spaces where everyone can reach their potential...