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 academics, KE 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 aims to meet three times per year - at present, all meetings are online. Each meeting lasts for 1 to 1.5 hours.  Access information is below. 


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, feel free to e-mail us at and we will add you to the mailing list.

Access: Meetings are currently held online via Zoom or Microsoft Teams. Meetings operate in a 'relaxed' format (e.g. taking breaks, moving around / stretching, turning your camera off etc.) and auto-captions will be enabled. We recognise that members may have a range of access requirements, and we encourage you to get in touch to tell us how your attendance can be best supported and facillitated.