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.
In order to achieve this we are committed to establishing:
Requiring staff and students to work and study in different ways and from a location that is different to their usual place of work/study presents both opportunities and challenges. It introduces a level of increased flexibility for both staff and students but requires adopting a different approach to working and studying.
We have undertaken a detailed Equality Impact Assessment of our current circumstances, and consideration has been given to both the potential positive and negative impacts of these changes.
We are proud to be a Disability Confident Employer and have agreed to take action to meet the commitments regarding the employment, retention, training and career development of disabled staff. Our
Our access and disability support information contains details about:
Through our participation in the
In May 2017 we joined the Equality Challenge Unit’s Race Equality Charter which provides us with a framework through which we can work to identify and self-reflect on the barriers standing in the way of minority ethnic staff and students.
We have a range of equality, diversity and inclusion-related staff networks including:
Our networks provide opportunities to meet members of our community you may not otherwise come across in your work, discuss issues that affect you or that you’re interested in and gain support from others who may be facing challenges similar to the ones you are facing.
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.