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22nd Feb 2018

UCD Are Making Some Big Changes To Establish A Gender Neutral Campus


More than 170 toilets on the University College Dublin (UCD) campus are set to be redesigned as gender neutral.

The university will also give transgender students the option of changing their names on official university documentation, as well as providing transgender facilities at the sports centre in Belfield, according to the Irish Times.

These moves are some of many new university policies across the country that aim to focus on providing a welcoming campus for transgender and gender-fluid students and employees of the university.

Dublin City University (DCU) and Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) have already made changes towards a more gender-neutral environment by making some of their toilets gender-neutral.

Trinity College Dublin (TCD) plans to phase out the term ‘freshman’, which describes a first year student at a university, and replacing it with the term ‘fresh’.

Minister for Children, Katherine Zappone, will launch the policy at UCD today.

The event will take place between 5pm and 6:30pm at the Moore Auditorium. 

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