Our policy and strategy
We have a single Equality Policy and Strategy which provides a holistic framework to help us fulfil both our legal obligations and the core values set out in our Vision 2012-17. This Policy was published in April 2011 and brought together, for the first time, our previous suite of equality and diversity schemes, policy statements, codes of practice and action plans.
The Policy includes an action plan, objectives and performance indicators against which progress is measured. Progress against actions is monitored annually and reported to the Equality and Diversity Committee in May of each year.
In April 2012 we published three top-level equality objectives. Progress against these is also measured annually and reported to the Equality and Diversity Committee in May of each year.
Equality and Diversity Policy Statement
The University of Essex recognises the value of diversity and is committed to equality of opportunity within the University. We expect students and staff to be treated with dignity and respect and solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, socio-economic background, political beliefs and affiliations, family circumstances or other irrelevant distinction.
The University is committed to a programme of action to ensure that this policy is fully effective.
The following policies and procedures may also be of interest:
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