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Our Approach to Equality and Diversity

Our Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Policy Statement sets out the University’s commitment to producing, implementing, reviewing and monitoring policies which promote equality, diversity and human rights, and to sustaining an environment which is free from all forms of unfair treatment, discrimination and harassment for all those who study, work and engage with the institution. The Policy is supported by Supplementary Notes which provide more detail about the particular policies, procedures and practices that the University has introduced to eliminate discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations between people in all areas of its business. 

The University published its Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Strategy in the spring of 2012.  This contains our equality objectives.  The information published in these web pages will provide the basis for identifying our priorities over the coming years.


Equality Monitoring

The University currently monitors the profile of our students and staff in relation to age, disability, ethnicity, religion and belief, sex and sexual orientation.  We do not currently gender identity as we recognise the need to build the confidence of transgendered students and staff in our processes before we introduce monitoring.  We regularly review this position.


Equality Analysis

In order to fulfil our commitment to building an accessible and inclusive environment we need to understand the impact of our policies, procedures and processes on the diverse communities who study, work or otherwise engage with us. In order to do this the University has introduced an Equality Analysis process, including a comprehensive toolkit supported by training for staff.  The process has been rolled out across the University.