Equality, diversity and inclusion policy

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy 2019-25 (.pdf) 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.

Key dates

  • January 16 - World Religion Day
  • January 27 - Holocaust Memorial Day
  • February - LGBT History month
  • February 1 - Chinese New Year
  • March 8 - International Women’s Day
  • March 31 - Trans Day of Visibility
  • April 2 - World Autism Awareness Day
  • April 7 - World Health Day
  • May 9-15 - Mental Health Awareness Week
  • May 17 - International Day against homophobia, biphobia, and transphobia

Report and Support service

If you feel that you are being subjected to harassment or bullying in any form, there is help available to you at the University through our Report and Support service. We have appointed and trained a network of Harassment Support Workers who will listen to you and offer advice and support.

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