At Essex our people are at the centre of everything we do and we aspire to build a culture in which every member of the University feels valued and can flourish.
The Gender Equality Plan demonstrates our commitment to gender equality and sets clear goals and detailed actions and measures to achieve them.
At Essex we are committed to ensuring that all members of our University community are able to participate fully and equally in campus life.
We are required to take reasonable steps to ensure digital interfaces, printed materials and marketing activities are accessible to people with disabilities.
We are required by law to ensure that any documents we produce are fully accessible. Find out how to create accessible documents.
Read more about the Race Equality Charter (REC).
Find out more about our pledge to honour the Armed Forces Covenant.
Read more about our University and departmental gender equality awards.
Read more about our gender equality awards and applications including Athena SWAN and the GEM award.
Read about how the Athena SWAN award has helped new initiatives and policies be introduced into the University.
All staff members can register to access the Member’s Area on the ENEI website, which will give you access to resources that can help you and your team achieve yourdiversity and inclusion goals.
The University of Essex LGBTQ Staff Forum have provided a guide on pronouns: what they are, how to use them and why they are so important.
We have developed some guidance for students and staff on the University’s approach and on where they can find help and report any incidents of misogyny, sexism, harassment, or sexual violence.
At Essex we are determined to take rapid action against racism on our campuses.
There are protected characteristics which are covered in the Equality Act 2010, discrimination against these is unlawful.
We want to reach out to our community and make you aware of the various forms of support that are available during these challenging times.
The University’s approach to supporting staff with health conditions or impairments sets out how we support prospective, new and existing staff with health conditions or impairments, both physical and mental.
The Technician Commitment aims to ensure visibility, recognition, career development and sustainability for technicians working in higher education and research, across all disciplines.
Find out about our Equality, diversity and inclusion policy 2019-25
Find out about our equality, diversity and inclusion annual reports.
How we support new and existing trans, non-binary and gender non-conforming staff and those who transition while at Essex.
The University celebrates diversity, challenges inequality and is committed to establishing an environment that is free from any form of harassment or bullying.