We value diversity and recognise the new perspectives that this can bring to our working, learning and teaching environment.

Through our diversity initiatives we are creating a culture in which everyone is able to fulfil their potential. Initiatives include:

  • reviewing our recruitment and selection procedures to ensure that we attract diverse talent;
  • increasing the number of women on recruitment panels;
  • including a statement on diversity and flexible working on our job advertisements;
  • introducing a number of career development and support initiatives for female staff, including a mentoring scheme open to all, the Step Up Women's Network, Advanced HE's Aurora Programme and out internal Women as Leaders programme;
  • rolling our training and development on topics such as unconscious bias to highlight the impact of bias on key decision-making, and roles and responsibilities under the Equality Act;
  • working towards becoming a 'Disability Confident Employer;
  • moving our gender pay action plan forward.

Awards and recognitions

We are recipients of the following awards:

And member of:

  • Advanced HE;
  • the Women's Engineering Society;
  • Working Families.

Strategy

For us, diversity goes beyond simply that which is expected by law. Our Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and action plan, supported by a range of policies and procedures, highlights how we are going beyond these obligations to:

  • eliminate unlawful discrimination/harassment and victimisations;
  • promote equality of opportunity between people who share a protected characteristic and those who do not;
  • foster good relations between people who share a protected characteristics and those who do not.

Monitoring

Diversity Monitoring report and action plan 2018