University of Salford has been given full marks as a top gay-friendly university – just one of a handful of UK institutions to receive the commendation.
The Gay By Degree guide, which helps prospective gay, lesbian and bisexual students find a university, gave Salford 10 out of 10.
Its criteria includes how well the university supports gay people, whether they have a policy to tackle homophobic bullying and if there are societies and events for lesbian, gay and bisexual students.
This latest accolade comes after Salford was declared the second highest scoring university behind Cambridge in Stonewall’s Top 100 Employer 2012 – the definitive list of Britain’s most gay-friendly workplaces. The university came 21st overall.
Despite this recognition, the university is still working hard to ensure equality for its staff and students.
Vice-chancellor Professor Martin Hall said: “Like all organisations, we still have a way to go.
“Recognition by Stonewall is a clear indication that we’re on the right track.”
Stonewall Head of Education Wes Streeting said: “Finding a good uni is challenging, and we’re delighted to be there to help people make their choice.
“This year we also hope current students use the guide as a way to encourage universities to improve what they’re doing to support gay people.”