Policy statement on equality and diversity

The University is committed to and strives for equality of opportunity for all its students and staff (existing and prospective) and will recognise and celebrate their diversity. For this statement and strategy to be made a reality, effective leadership and management will be provided and a corresponding commitment sought from every member of staff and all the student body. In practice this means that we:

  • are committed to providing an environment where all people are respected and treated fairly regardless of irrelevant characteristics or distinctions
  • will develop a culture in which diversity is celebrated
  • will not discriminate unfairly or illegally against anyone and will take positive action to promote equality, diversity and fair access
  • embed equality and diversity at the heart of our mission and values; this will include taking action against individuals who behave in a discriminatory manner