Equality and diversity
The University of Manchester is committed to creating an environment where diversity is celebrated and everyone is treated fairly regardless of gender, disability, ethnic origin, religion or belief, sexual orientation, marital status, age or nationality.
We are taking positive steps to achieve equality in the workplace and are committed to both meeting and exceeding our obligations under current legislation. By doing more than what's required by law, we are building on Manchester's existing reputation for diversity and ensuring all staff and students are equipped with the relevant knowledge to ensure a fully inclusive working environment.
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No one individual is ultimately responsible and everyone at the University has a duty to ensure legislation is followed and implemented. Recognising, embracing and valuing difference will lead to improvements for everyone, including:
- A more vibrant staff and student population;
- A better working and studying environment;
- Attracting and retaining the very best staff and students;
- Achieving the goals set out in the 2015 agenda;
- Improving the status of the University.
'The Equality and Diversity Team of The University of Manchester is an international example of work and congruence to make our universities more democratic and inclusive. It's a team [that is] tolerant, creative and diverse, and the efforts they are [making] to include women, GLBT and people with disabilities . . . should be also done in our countries.'
Marlen Mendoza-Morteo - Sociological Theory, University of Barcelona.
- More information is available on the Equality and Diversity website