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Equality and Diversity

The University recognises the benefits diversity brings, and we aim to provide a learning environment free from discrimination, harassment or victimisation. We have an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy which describes how we will promote equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as tackle and eliminate discrimination.

The University is subject to the Public Sector Equality Duty. This requires public bodies to have due regard to eliminating conduct prohibited under the Equality Act 2010, advance equality of opportunity, and foster good relations. The University must also publish annually information related to our employees and students and their protected characteristics, and every four years, objectives we think we should achieve. You can find this information on this page and in the reports linked below.

The University commits to two key overarching objectives for the next four years (2024-2028):

  1. Increase participation of students and staff from protected characteristic groups who would benefit from studying or working at the University. This will be through analysing data and information in order to identify barriers to entry, briefing and training staff, enacting an active outreach programme and targeted marketing and promotion.

  2. To identify and narrow the gaps in performance between groups with protected characteristics throughout the student lifecycle. This will be through effective use of data in order to identify and implement appropriate strategies that support the continuation, attainment and progression of underrepresented groups.

Gender Pay Gap Reporting

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