Equality and Diversity
The University of Essex aims to put equality and diversity at the heart of everything we do.
Our work on equality and diversity includes:
- our Equality and Diversity online course. All new members of staff must complete this within 6 months of starting work at the University.
- supporting the Access Forum, for staff and students with a shared interest in access issues. See the Access@Essex web site for more information.
- supporting the community-driven staff and student Dignity and Respect Group
- membership of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme, Britain's good practice employers' forum on sexual orientation
- achieving 'Two Ticks – positive about disabled people' accreditation
- subscribing to the International Staff website, which offers advice for anyone moving to the UK to work in higher education
- our ‘Caring for Carers’ project.
Find out more about how we promote equality and diversity.
Have a look around our site to find out more or learn who you need to speak to - or read more about our work on equality and diversity.
Check out our page of useful links to find other groups’ and outside organisations’ approaches to equality and diversity, as well as those of our partner institutions.
PHOTOGRAPHIC COMPETITION - CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL TWELVE WINNERS
There were over 75 entries. Thank you to everyone who entered our Equality and Diversity competition, for their enthusiasm and originality. The top twelve photographs will be used to produce an Equality and Diversity Calendar, available for sale at the beginning of the Autumn term 2013/14. The top three prizes of £100, £50 and £25 respectively went to:
First Prize went to Fahmida Akhter for her photograph entitled 'Us'.
'Equality and unity between all human beings beyond their race and colour’
The hands belong to Fahmida's friends from different countries who studied with her in an international programme called the International Program of Technology and Development aimed at women. Out of the world’s the poorest people, 70% are women. The programme is designed to help women in poverty.
Second Prize went to Sian Collins for her photograph entitled 'The University is carving a good pattern into our social landscape, weaving equality and diversity throughout'. Sian's photograph is of a goldwork embroidery of the University of Essex.
Third Prize went to Teresa Warren from the Day Nursery for her photograph entitled 'At the Day Nursery we aim to ensure that all children feel equally welcomed, valued and accepted. All children deserve the best possible start in life, free of inequalities, discrimination and to have happy memories whilst reaching their full potential'.
The other successful entrants whose photographs will be used for the Equality and Diversity are:
If you are interested in purchasing a calendar, advance orders can be reserved. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org