Out In Sport
Sport is a huge part of University life for a great number of students all over the UK. It provides extra-curricular activity as a break from studies; not only having health and fitness benefits but also providing a great opportunity to meet and make friends. However, many LGBT students feel excluded or uncomfortable participating in sport because of factors including the culture, structure and physical environment in which sport takes place.
After in-depth reports from NUS UK and Sport Wales, Cardiff and Swansea Student Unions have taken up an ‘Out In Sport’ campaign, to be launched alongside The Welsh Varsity 2013. The campaign aims to help break down some of the barriers that LGBT students face when it comes to participating in sport. Whether the problem is the changing facilities provided or simply a perception that an LGBT student may have of a particular sports club, through raising awareness and understanding - as well as ensuring a zero tolerance policy is strictly enforced - ‘Out In Sport’ hopes to nurture a sporting environment that’s welcoming to all.