Almost 100 university students have requested a gender change

Revealed: Almost 100 university students have requested a gender change with the highest number of trans people at Oxford In two years 86 Russell Group university students have asked to change gender  University of Oxford saw 24 applications to have their gender formally changed More than half of trans male teenagers attempted suicide, according to study   Dr Jane Hamlin: 'There is clearly a need for support for trans students and the counsellors who try to help them' 

By Isabella Nikolic For Mailonline

Published: 11:37 BST, 21 April 2019 | Updated: 11:37 BST, 21 April 2019

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Almost 100 students at the country's top universities have requested their gender to be changed on official records. 

In just two years 86 students at Russell Group universities asked to formally change their gender on student records. 

Between 2016 and 2018, the University of Oxford saw 24 of its students put in requests - the highest number of applications. 

Almost 100 students at the country's top universities have requested their gender to be changed on official records between 2016 and 2018

Almost 100 students at the country's top universities have requested their gender to be changed on official records between 2016 and 2018

According to the Sunday Telegraph, these figures are likely to actually be higher because some universities provided values of 'less than 10' in an effort to protect the identity of individuals. 

It is also believed that there will be more students who identify as trans but haven't put in a formal request to change their gender. 

While the data showed that Oxford students had submitted the most requests to change their gender, Queen's University Belfast followed with 15, the University of Warwick came after with 14 and the University of Leeds had 10. 

Data from a Freedom of Information request submitted by the Telegraph to 24 Russell Group universities found that 89 students have asked for help concerning gender transitioning over the past three years. 

Almost half

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