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.
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.
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.