Equality and diversity

We're working to ensure the diversity of our workforce mirrors the ethnic, disability and gender make-up of our local community and the markets in which we recruit.

One of the University’s guiding principles and values is to be an accessible organisation committed to advancing equality and diversity.

In the Faculty of Humanities we have set a number of objectives to drive this forward:

  • Communicating University initiatives and engaging colleagues in generating ideas for tackling local issues, including: gathering and promulgating data on the workforce composition and giving appropriate prominence to equality and diversity matters at management meetings in order to establish equality and diversity initiatives into the mainstream;
  • Developing of an Equality and Diversity Action Plan for all staff, including positive action initiatives where appropriate, to increase the number of applications from under-represented groups and to help improve the performance of underrepresented groups at the short listing and interview stages;
  • Identifying and addressing barriers to promotion for under-represented groups;
  • Working with the Equality and Diversity Unit and the Disability Advisory Service we will improve the reporting of disability of both job applicants and current staff to allow appropriate support to be provided.