It is the policy of the University to promote equality and diversity in employment, student and external interaction, and to eradicate discrimination on unlawful or unfair grounds.


The University believes that the most effective way to promote equality and to eradicate discrimination is to mainstream the consideration of equality across its functions.  In this respect, the University expects all employees, students and visitors to the University to have an individual duty to ensure that equality and diversity is actively promoted.

University Policy

The policy has been developed by the Equality and Diversity Advisory Group (which comprises equality champions for each of the equality protected characteristics as well as staff and student representatives); in consultation with locally recognised trade unions.

It covers both staff and students and sets out clear roles and responsibilities for groups and individuals across our university community.   In particular:

  • The Principal and Vice-Chancellor
  • Strategic Planning and Resources Group (SPARG)
  • Chair, Equality and Diversity Advisory Group
  • Equality and Diversity Advisory Group (EDAG)
  • Equality and Diversity Champions
  • Senior Managers
  • Individuals

Equality and Diversity Policy (PDF 295KB)

The only exception to this Policy is where there are compelling legal imperatives or where there is considered to be a breach of University regulations.