There is a free, confidential peer-support group run in Canterbury for all trans, intersex and non-binary gender people at the University of Kent. The group is run by non-binary people for non-binary people. Family and partners are welcome. The group welcomes folk in drab (birth gender mode) or dressed (preferred gender mode). No matter how you present, you will always be addressed by your preferred name.
The group meets on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of the month (evenings, term time only) and alternatives between the Keynes Staff Common Room and the Canterbury Methodist Church on St Peter's Street. Please email email@example.com for more information.
Dates and times for the 2021-2022 academic year are as follows:
Term 1 | September – December 2022
28th September 7pm-10pm - Methodist Church
12th October 7pm-10pm - Keynes Staff Common Room
26th October 7pm-10pm - Methodist Church
9th November 7pm-10pm - Keynes Staff Common Room
23rd November 7pm-10pm - Methodist Church
7th December 7pm-10pm - Keynes Staff Common Room
Term 2 | January – April 2023
25th January 7pm-10pm - Methodist Church
8th February 7pm-10pm - Keynes Staff Common Room
22nd February 7pm-10pm - Methodist Church
8th March 7pm-10pm - Keynes Staff Common Room
22nd March 7pm-10pm - Methodist Church
5th April 7pm-10pm - Methodist Church
Term 3 | May – June 2023
10th May 7pm-10pm - Keynes Staff Common Room
24th May 7pm-10pm - Methodist Church
7th June 7pm-10pm - Keynes Staff Common Room
Gender Affirmation Fund
We recognise that transgender, non-binary and gender-neutral individuals face additional mental health pressures that are directly related to their gender identity. Many of these additional stresses are directly caused by the potential misalignment between how an individual presents in terms of clothing and appearance, and their own identity.
As part of our commitment to supporting students with their
mental health, the University of Kent has created the Gender Affirmation Fund.
This fund is available to students who identify as transgender, non-binary or
gender neutral and can be used to help support students with the costs of
gender affirming items such as binders, clothing, packers, makeup, hair
extensions, pouches, Stand To Pee devices, gendered religious headwear or
clothing and minor cosmetic procedures such as ear piercing or for managing
You can apply to the fund below