The LGBT* officer works to represent all students who identify as LGBT* here at Leeds Trinity University. They work throughout the year on a variety of projects sometimes collaborating with our LGBT* society. They also have involvement in our events for LGBT* history month.

Hey there, my name is Lewis Benn, I am currently in my third year of Education Studies, and I am your LGBT* Officer for 2018-2019. 


As the university's LGBT* Officer, I want to promote any LGBT* values within the university wherever possible, whether this means obtaining rainbow shoe laces for the sports teams, celebrating LGBT* related events such as Pride Month, or allowing members of our wonderful university to become educated on the meaning of LGBT*. Every member of LGBT* is special; that includes anybody who is Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Transexual, Queer, Questioning, Intersex, Asexual, or Pansexual - But just as importantly, it includes anybody who considers themselves an Ally. I am also willing to become more educated in the world of LGBT* myself, so feel free to school me!


Asides from promoting LGBT* values, I also just want to be a shoulder to lean on for anybody who needs it, LGBT* or not.


Do I have any tips for new students? Sure:

  • Firstly I'd recommend bringing a can opener. It sounds so silly, but lots of new students bring lots of canned food when they first join, but most seem to forget to bring a can opener! If you bring one, everybody will want to be your best friend! 
  • Secondly, for most you this will be your first time living away from home. This experience will probably be stressful for you, but it will also probably be stressful for your family too, and I recommend calling home every now and then. 
  • Thirdly, and most importantly, just have fun. Try new things, find a hobby or two, and relax. Leeds Trinity University will be a venue for some of the greatest and most memorable moments of your life, but only if you allow it to be. 


For anyone who is just starting at university, allow me to congratulate you on making it here, you are going to have a blast! Good luck, and have fun! Heck!!

To contact Lewis, email us at:

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