Equality, diversity and inclusion
We’re committed to creating an inclusive and supportive environment where our people can participate fully and reach their potential.
All of our leadership training programmes have equality, diversity and inclusion engagement targets and we’ve had more than 100 graduates from our Women in(to) Leadership programme.
Further afield, we’ve supported 85 alumni in the Aurora leadership programme, which is a key initiative to address the underrepresentation of women leaders in higher education.
A supportive community
We’ve created a supportive community, linking likeminded colleagues and providing platforms to network. This includes our Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic; disabled; international; LGBTQ+ and carers groups, with specific support for our research staff.
The right infrastructure
We’ve put tools in place to ensure that equality, diversity and inclusion is embedded in our ways of working and have a suite of online training that staff can engage with.
Our Dignity at Work policy (PDF, 76KB) for staff and students implements zero tolerance of discrimination, harassment or bullying, supported by our specialist team and reporting channels.
We've held a Bronze institutional award since 2008 with a further six Silver and eight Bronze departmental awards.
We're in the top 100 employers for LGBT workplace inclusion since 2015, and among the top ten trans employers in the UK (2018).
Race Equality Charter
We have a Race Equality Charter Bronze Award through AdvanceHE for excellence in advancing racial equality in higher education.