Equality & Diversity
York St John University is dedicated to providing an
environment which supports a diverse range of staff and students.
The University’s commitment to ‘…the provision of excellent, open
and progressive higher education that embraces difference,
challenges prejudice and promotes justice…’ reinforces this
obligation. In accordance with the Mission Statement the University
is committed to produce, implement, review and monitor policies
which promote equality, diversity and human rights and ensure 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.
Equality Strategy and Statement
Working at YSJ
Support for Staff
Maternity,Parental and Adoptive Leave
Policies relating to maternity, parental and adoptive leave and
other work/life balance issues can be found under Work Life Balance
The Legislative Framework
Equality Analysis (Impact Assessments)
Equality analysis is a systematic way of
finding out whether a function or proposed function affects
different groups of people in different ways. Through
consideration of the effect of a function on a range of diverse
groups, informed by quantitative and qualitative data and often in
consultation with representatives of those groups that might be
affected, we are able to identify real and potential inequalities
and develop a proactive approach to improving services.
Equality analysis enables us to demonstrate that we have considered
the impact of our functions on diverse communities in order to
create a fair, inclusive and accessible environment for all who
study, work and do business with us.
Previously known as equality impact
assessment, the principle of equality analysis is not new and its
components – monitoring, evidence-based evaluation of quantitative
and qualitative information, consultation, action planning –are
familiar management tools.
York St John has developed a two stage process
to ensure the effective implementation of equality analysis
exercises and to enable us to demonstrate how we meet our legal
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