TransEDU Community of Practice 

for colleges and universities in Scotland


The Community of Practice (CoP) brings together staff from colleges and universities across Scotland to share expertise, build knowledge, develop practice, and gain peer support in advancing trans and non-binary equality - and improving experiences of trans and non-binary students and staff - in their institutions. 


Any staff at colleges and universities in Scotland are welcome to join, including Equality and Diversity, Human Resources, Student Services, professional services and administration, and academic staff and researchers. Those working in the further and higher education sectors in funding councils, sector and professional networks, trade unions, and student unions / associations are also encouraged to join.


The Community of Practice meets three times per year at three institutions across Scotland. Each meeting lasts for around two hours and, where possible, light refreshments are provided.  Access information is below. *In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, meetings are currently held online via Zoom.*


Chairs: Sara Turkington, Equality and Inclusion Advisor, Ayrshire College and Mel McKenna, Student Disability Advisor, Glasgow Caledonian University

Secretary: Dr Stephanie Mckendry, Head of Access, Equality and Inclusion, University of Strathclyde

If you would like to join the Community of Practice or have any queries, feel free to e-mail us at .

Access: All meeting venues will be wheelchair accessible with level and/or lift access, and accessible toilets. Meetings operate in a 'relaxed' format, and so you are invited to use the space in whatever way feels most comfortable (e.g. sitting where suits you best, taking breaks, moving around / stretching, etc.). We recognise that members may have a variety access requirements, and we encourage you to get in touch to discuss how your attendance and participation can be best supported / facilliated.