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

Download the Diversity Monitoring Report and action plan 2018-19