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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
Stonewall Diversity ChampionTwo Ticks: positive about disabled peopleAthena Swan Bronze AwardMindful Employer

Our news

Equality and Diversity events

Keep up-to-date with what's going on in Equality and Diversity. Our news is updated weekly with all of the latest information.

Work experience

Work Experience scheme for disabled people

We operate a Work Experience scheme for disabled people. Please contact Karen Bush, Equality and Diversity Manager, for more information on 01206 873506 or at diversity@essex.ac.uk.


Equality and Diversity calendar

Our Equality and Diversity calendar (PDF) highlights key events throughout the academic year, accompanied by competition-winning photographs from our students and staff.