The university has a number of policies that promote equality and diversity for its staff and students. Details of staff-facing policies, such as support for parents, Disability Confident and flexible working and retirement, can be found in the Working with us section.
Staff benefits such as leave entitlements; support for parents and carers; staff development opportunities and flexible working provisions are open to all staff irrespective of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion/belief, sex or sexual orientation.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan (pdf) includes our institutional Equality Objectives for 2017-2021. The objectives are informed by institutional data and research and were developed in consultation with staff and student representatives. These are to ensure that equality and diversity considerations are mainstreamed within all parts of the day-to-day running of the university and to allow us to make informed and appropriate decisions which do not inadvertently disadvantage people who share protected characteristics.