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Staff Development

The following pages outline the diversity profile of the staff who have attended at least one or more centrally organised staff development activity. The charts show the overall profile in relation to age, disability, ethnicity, religion and belief, gender and sexual orientation of all staff at YSJ who have participated in Staff Development courses for the academic year 2012 – 13.





The University collates Equality data on all staff who attend centrally organised staff development activities this includes mandatory workshops, leadership and management, professional development, academic staff development and teaching enhanced learning workshops.

It is essential to analyse the data on an annual basis in order to demonstrate that the development provided is accessible for a diverse group of staff and to ensure that it is representative of the staff population. The data confirms that this is the case for the academic year 12 – 13 as it appears to replicate that of the overall University equality statistics with a maximum of a 1 – 2% difference in a couple of instances. In the majority of cases there is no difference at all.

There are, however a number of developments taking place in the forthcoming year which relate specifically to the University’s commitment to equality and diversity, these include:

  • University sponsorship of 4 places on the Leadership Foundation ‘Aurora’ development programme which supports women who would like to progress into more senior management roles. This includes attendance at 5 national workshops, and the University identifying role models and mentors for the participants.
  • York St John will be hosting and participating in a Stonewall LGB Role Model development programme.
  • Heightened focus on specific disability awareness training for example: deaf awareness and sign language qualifications.

The University takes a proactive approach to supporting staff in developing their knowledge and skills and provides a wide range of learning and development opportunities, details of which can be found on the Staff Development web pages

The University’s Fee Remission Policy provides financial support for staff to pursue their career development aspirations.

We place a high priority on ensuring that all staff understand their rights and responsibilities under the University’s Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Policy and are equipped to carry out their duties in a way that supports the policy.  In 2011 we introduced a programme of mandatory equality and diversity workshops for staff (with an additional workshop for managers), backed up with optional on-line training modules.


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