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NUIG is going to introduce gender neutral bathrooms on campus

The Students’ Union said that it was seeking to ensure a “more inclusive campus” for students and staff.

A photo of bathroom signage at UCC.
A photo of bathroom signage at UCC.

NUI GALWAY IS set to introduce gender neutral bathrooms on campus from September.

In a statement released this morning, the NUIG students’ union said that it had secured an agreement from the university that it would install the bathrooms in each building on campus.

“The bathrooms will be rolled out across the campus from September onwards to ensure that each main building has a bathroom that is all gender accessible,” the statement reads.

The Students’ Union said that it was seeking to ensure a “more inclusive campus” for students and staff.

The move follows on from a similar initiatives by other universities.

The University of Limerick launched gender-neutral toilet signage last year and there is similar signage on display at University College Cork (UCC).

The NUIG Students’ Union said that gender neutral bathrooms created “private, individual spaces” that were open to “all people”.

“NUI Galway Students’ Union advocates for the rights of the diverse population of 17,500 students attending the University,” it said.

Students’ Union president Phelim Kelly said that this was a “big step on the road to a more inclusive and equal campus for all”.

Read: The University of Limerick has launched gender-neutral bathrooms

Read: Schools advised to have gender neutral toilets and uniforms to support transgender pupils

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