Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy 2019-25 (.pdf) (subject to Council approval) sets out our approach, in the context of our institutional mission, values and objectives as set out in our Strategic Plan, our People Supporting Strategy, our Education and Research Strategies and equalities legislation.
It supports our commitment to addressing under-representation where it exists, celebrating the diversity of our students and staff, nurturing communities of belonging in which all are accepted without exception, and promoting inclusion, well-being, resilience and empowerment to enable everyone to reach their full potential.
It applies to all employees, workers, contractors, students and visitors and is a means to ensure that every member of our community is aware of their rights and responsibilities.
Codes of Practice
The Codes of Practice aim to provide staff and students with practical guidance on issues related to each of the specific protected characteristics covered by the Equality Act 2010.
The Codes of Practice also help managers deal with diversity within their teams. It also helps managers inform individual members of staff and students of the responsibilities of the University, and their rights under the Equality Act 2010.