There are nine protected characteristics which are covered in the Equality Act 2010, discrimination against these is unlawful.
Read about how the Athena SWAN award has helped new initiatives and policies be introduced into the University.
Read more about our gender equality awards and applications including Athena SWAN and the GEM award.
Read more about the Race Equality Charter (REC).
Find out more about our pledge to honour the Armed Forces Covenant.
An initiative to recognise the good practice of universities welcoming people seeking sanctuary into their communities.
Read more about our University and departmental gender equality awards.
The EAF is a discussion forum and consultation body working to support excellence in all aspects of physical and intellectual access at Essex.
The Essex LGBT Alliance is a network of Essex-based organisations sharing resources and best practice for the benefit of everyone in the workplace.
The Essex Women’s Network is open to all staff who work at our University and also to PhD students.
Working parents with shared interests and responsibilities who offer each other informal peer support on topics such as managing the transition back to work and the challenges of being a working parent.
Find out about our Equality, diversity and inclusion policy 2019-25
Find out about our equality, diversity and inclusion annual reports.
The University has signed the Charter for Employers who are positive about mental health.
The Technician Commitment is a university and research institution initiative, led by a steering group of sector bodies.
The University celebrates diversity, challenges inequality and is committed to establishing an environment that is free from any form of harassment or bullying.