By Isabella Nikolic For Mailonline
Published: 11:37 BST, 21 April 2019 | Updated: 11:37 BST, 21 April 2019
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
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.