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Saturday 25 October 2014 (booking now)
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Wednesday 5 November 2014 (booking now)

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Human Resources

Equality and Diversity

University of Essex




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

The University of Essex has been promoting equality and diversity since 1964.

Through a range of awareness-raising, training and promotional activities, and accreditation with external organisations, we aim to provide a supportive, fair and equal community for our staff, students and visitors.

Equality and diversity

  • Provides information and advice to all staff on equality issues in the workplace
  • Ensures that the University is compliant with Equality legislation
  • Supports staff, students and visitors who may be experiencing bullying and harassment
  • Raises awareness of equality and diversity issues through a range of events and training
Stonewall Diversity ChampionTwo Ticks: positive about disabled peopleAthena Swan Bronze AwardMindful Employer

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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.

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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.