We work together with mutual respect and integrity. We value a working and learning environment in which people are free to be themselves. The School respects the multi-dimensional lives of all its members and is committed to creating and supporting a learning and working environment in which staff and students can flourish in all aspects of their work and lives.
We publish journal articles and working papers on issues of equality and our Centre for Work, Organisation and Society organises regular seminars.
Recent examples have included:
The Equality Challenge Unit (ECU) champions equality in higher education.
It operates the Athena SWAN Charter to recognise work that addresses gender equality in a range of subjects within higher education, including business and the social sciences. It enables universities and departments to apply for awards that recognise their work on championing equality.
Essex Business School is working towards the Athena SWAN Bronze Departmental Award. The application will drive structural and cultural progress towards ensuring that Essex Business School is a gender equal working and learning environment for all staff, students and visitors. As part of the application process, we have drawn up an action plan to ensure that championing gender equality is at the heart of our research, teaching and professional practice.
Our Athena SWAN self-assessment team has prepared our application. The team includes the Dean, Professor Geoffrey Wood, and staff and students from the School, united by their expertise, interests and experience.