The multi-coloured road was submitted as a Big Idea through the Students’ Union website a couple of months ago and was officially installed yesterday, rounding up a month-long programme of events and activities designed to celebrate and support the LGBTQ+ community.
It uses the updated LGBTQ+ flag, which is inclusive of BAME and trans people in the community, and is just one example of the positive changes which have been introduced this term through the Big Ideas scheme which allows students to submit ideas for improvements they’d like to see at the Students’ Union or University.
Chelsea, NTSU’s Equality and Diversity Officer for Gender, said: "I'm so excited about the installation of the rainbow road. I saw the Pride flag on Maudsley the day I enrolled at NTU and I instantly felt at home, so I'm really pleased that so many other students will get to experience the same kind of welcome."
The Students’ Union’s Sexuality Officer, Stanley Pattinson, added: "I think it’s great to see the installation of the rainbow road. These small steps provide more than an Instagram opportunity, they provide a sense of comfort and belonging."
For more information on the support available for LGBT+ students at Trent, get in touch with our Information and Advice Service.