Support Just Like Us
as a university or college student officer or society
What is Just Like Us?
Just Like Us is a national LGBT+ charity. Our vision is a world where young LGBT+ people live awesome lives.
 
Our UK network of 180 LGBT+ young adult ‘ambassadors’ - like Emma and Madlen to the right - make LGBT+ people visible to LGBT+ kids who need role models and non-LGBT+ kids who can become allies.
How do we work with with students and societies?
We are a charity by and for LGBT+ young people.
 
We recruit and train LGBT+ students to volunteer in schools. We work closely with student societies and officers to campaign, raise funds and boost the cause of LGBT+ equality in education.
 
Our work wouldn't be possible without the partnership of university and college societies. We want to work with you!

How LGBT+ societies and reps play a part

UK student groups and officers support our vision for LGBT+ equality and visibility in the school system, through single actions and year-round partnership
in the autumn term we recruit and train our volunteer LGBT+ ambassadors from amongst your student body
support us by:
  • inviting us to your start-of-term events
  • promoting our volunteer roles at freshers' fair, on social media and emails
in the spring term we do a lot of schools work, sending ambassadors into schools and convincing new schools to work on LGBT+ equality
support us by:
in the summer term and summer holiday we re-build relationships with new LGBT+ society committees for next year, and urge schools to take part in School Diversity Week
support us by:
  • meeting with us to co-plan the year ahead in your area
Interested? Leave your details
 
Student officers have done many things, large and small, to support our work on behalf of LGBT+ students, including:
  • updating us on term and exam dates so we can plan our training and events accordingly​
  • featuring us in student blogs and newspapers to raise our profile
  • getting lgbt+ students and allies involved in creative fundraising activities
Are you interested in working with Just Like Us in your university/college town? Leave your details or email taz.rasul@justlikeus.org. We'd love to talk through ideas with you.

As an officer or society, why get involved with us?

When LGBT+ officers do so much for their students already, why do they get involved in Just Like Us?
Benefits to LGBT+ students
Breaking out of the university/college bubble improves students' mental health and study stress
Getting involved in local social action supporting LGBT+ school kids is a huge achievement
Student volunteers get access to training and development programmes that benefit them personally and professionally
Some students see Just Like Us like an LGBT+ alumni network: an LGBT+ community that they can keep after graduating
Benefits to societies and officers
A free, simple and flexible way to make local LGBT+ community action a part of your provision to students
Charity partnerships often give societies an edge during nominations for awards and funding
Being in a wider network of LGBT+ student groups makes quick collective actions like the #NoOutsidersMatters campaign possible
In recognition of their support, LGBT+ societies are often invited to Just Like Us national events

Just Like Us activity near you

LGBT+ students and officers can get involved with us all around the UK, and in seven specific regions
in
bristol
in
cardiff
in
durham
in
london
in
manchester
in
thanet
in
oxford
elsewhere in the uk