Inclusivity is one of our core values set out within our university strategy. Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategic Plan (pdf) details what this means to the university, and sets out our commitments and objectives for further enhancing our approach and practice in this area.
The strategic plan includes our institutional Equality Objectives for 2022-2026, as required by the Public Sector Equality Duty of the Equality Act (2010). The objectives are informed by institutional data and research and were developed in consultation with staff and student representatives.
Our equality objectives are centred around the university's five strategic areas. Our strategic plan explores the actions we can take to continue to improve equality, diversity and inclusion as an institution. You can explore these objectives in detail by following the link to our EDI strategy.
We have made substantial progress over the past four years, as recognised by our achievement of our institutional Athena Swan silver award, Race Equality Charter Bronze award and top 100 position in our most recent Stonewall Workplace Equality Index submission, and there are further exciting developments on EDI taking place across the university. For example, our Inclusive Practice Partnerships Scheme where students and staff work together on the co-creation of an inclusive curriculum and our culture of safety and respect for all.