Human Resources

Equality and Diversity

University of Essex


Our commitment


Vice Chancellor, Professor Anthony Forster, on our commitment to putting equality and diversity at the heart of everything we do.

We have been challenging inequality and making a difference since 1964.

Our role in Equality and Diversity is to support you, whether you are a member of staff, a student or a visitor. Together we can not only challenge inequality on campus, but we can also make a difference by creating an inclusive environment where we can all enjoy and benefit from our diverse community.

What we do

  • Provide you with information and advice on equality issues
  • Raise awareness of your rights and responsibilities through events and activities
  • Give you the opportunity to join one of our forums
  • Help you if you experience harassment or bullying
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Our news

Equality and Diversity events

Read our news to get the latest on what's happening within Equality and Diversity – including events and latest successes.

Work experience

Work Experience scheme for disabled people

We operate a Work Experience scheme for disabled people. Contact Karen Bush to find out more: 01206 873506 or

HR Organiser

HR Organiser

HR Organiser: secure online self-service access to view and amend your employment data, view e-payslips and more.