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Hi. I’m in year 13 and applying for university this year. I’m thinking about going to Newman cuz I’ve heard good things about it. The thing is, I’m atheist, and I’m also transgender. Being a Catholic-based university, I don’t really know how open-minded or accepting people would be, especially with how politicised LGBT people are in the UK atm.

Maybe I’m just stressing for no reason, but I’m using uni to move away from my transphobic family, so I wouldn’t want to move into another potentially transphobic place. I’ve done my research but I haven’t found much on this topic from actual students, which ain’t surprising cuz it’s a small uni. So, does anyone have any advice? Thanks.
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goto uni of brighton
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i am a current Newman student. I am atheist and bi. There are several LGBT people in just my class, the uni is incredibly inclusive. I haven't felt so comfortable in an educational setting before
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Thats real reassuring. I've heard a lot of good things about Newman, kinda wondering where the catch is lol. It almost seems too good to be true,as if students are being told to praise the uni. Maybe I'm just being pessimistic. I've put Newman as my firm choice, so gotta hope it goes well.

Thanks for the reply, I'm glad to hear you're having a good time there.
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I definitely wouldn't praise Newman if it wasn't good - I had a terrible experience with school and college. It really is a lovely university focused on supporting it's students. I hope you manage to get a place there!
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Ooo ps, Newman has an LGBTQ+ society
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(Original post by Butterfly92)
I definitely wouldn't praise Newman if it wasn't good - I had a terrible experience with school and college. It really is a lovely university focused on supporting it's students. I hope you manage to get a place there!
Thanks, I really appreciate it
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Ooo ps, Newman has an LGBTQ+ society
Yeah I’ve heard about it. Thinking of joining it, I’ll see what happens. It’s a cool thing, guess I was sceptical cuz I’ve had not great experiences surrounding religion and my gender identity. It’s nice to hear there are supportive places out there. Thanks again, hope your studies go well.
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