The Equality and Diversity Unit supports the University’s commitment to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a working, learning and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all its staff and students are respected.
We have a team of advisors covering each area of equality and diversity, in relation to both staff and students – except provision for disabled students. This is the responsibility of the Disability Advisory Service.
We also support the University’s Harassment Advisory Service and Harassment Advisors’ Network.
Our work is overseen by the Equality and Diversity Panel, which reports to the Education and Personnel Committees of Council. The Panel is chaired by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Personnel and Equality) and the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Education) and the Pro-Vice-Chancellorial Advocate for Diveristy are both also members.
A number of formal groups, with staff and student representation from across the collegiate University, advise both us and the Panel:
- The Gender Equality Advisory Group
- The Staff Disability Group
- The LGBT Advisory Group
- The Race Equality Working Group
The work of these groups is in turn supported by a number of informal networks: for details, or to join a network, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.