Download the report on “What ongoing staff can do to support precariously employed colleagues” through or read here:

Download Making Inclusive and Safer Teaching Spaces by following this link:

Further online resources to support inclusive teaching practice for trans and nonbinary students

Quick definitions: 

Nonbinary is an umbrella term for people who don’t identify as men or women. Nonbinary people may define their gender identity in a number of different ways.

Trans people are people whose gender identity does not match the sex they were assigned at birth, and who now go by another gender identity. They may be men, women, or nonbinary, just like non-trans* people. (For example: Caitlyn Jenner; trans woman. Chaz Bono: trans man. Norrie [sometimes known as Norrie May-Welby]: trans nonbinary person.)

General resources and information on nonbinary identities

General resources and information on trans* students’ experiences in US universities 

Collection of articles by students, educators and researchers. You need a subscription to the Chronicle of Higher Education to access this one. UOW has a subscription so you can navigate to the CHE home page from the library site and then search “Diversity in Academe” for the articles.

Resources and practical tips for organizations 

Best practice guide by a UK-based nonbinary organization. Lots of realistic, practical advice about how to ask about gender (for example on forms) and how to avoid non-inclusive language (eg don’t say ‘ladies and gentlemen’ when you mean ‘everyone’: consider whether gender-segregated events are inclusive or exclusive of nonbinary people – eg when you say ‘women-only’, do you mean ‘no men (but nonbinary people are welcome)’ or do you mean ‘only people who identify as women, no men or nonbinary people’? or 

Resources for teachers 

UK-based link round-up, mainly for secondary teachers but with some HE links there too:

Practical tips

Downloadable document ‘Creating Inclusive Classrooms for Trans* and Gender Expansive Students’:

Downloadable document ‘Tips for Making Class Welcoming For Trans and Gender-Variant Students: 

More in-depth: 

Dean Spade, ‘Be Professional!’, Harvard Journal of Law and Gender 71 (2010), 1-12.

UOW Resources:

UOW Ally Network: UOW Inclusive Language Guidelines:
RRR online:
Student Conduct Rules:
Respect for Diversity Policy:
Code of Practice – Student Professional Experience:
Code of Practice – Teaching and Assessment:
EO Online:


The Guide was developed by the Feminist Research Network in response to student-identified needs. Contributors include Felicity Bell, Tanja Dreher, Nicola Marks, Josh Pallas, Linda Steele, Ika Willis, UOW Allsorts Queer Collective, UOW Ally Network, UOW Feminist Society, and participants in the FRN workshop on this topic. Graphic Design by Shirin Demirdag. Key resource: