Equality and Diversity


Welcome to Staffordshire University's Equality and Diversity homepage!

These pages contain a variety of information on how we are improving equality of opportunity at the University and celebrating our diversity.  This includes our current equality policy and objectives and our latest equality statistics and diversity reports.

You will also find advice, guidance and support on equality issues for students and staff, including sections for academic staff and managers, and information on events that promote and celebrate diversity.

What are Equality and Diversity?

Equality is about treating people with respect and dignity, and providing everyone with opportunities to fulfil their potential.

Diversity brings a huge range of benefits for the University.  The more diverse our staff and students populations are, the more we will all benefit due to the  rich mix of backgrounds, heritages, ages, experiences and skills that spark innovation and create a rewarding and vibrant community.

Latest News

To celebrate Inter-faith Week this year, we are hosting a Festival of Peace. The Festival is on Monday 16 November, 6.30-8.30pm in the Ruxton Technology Centre, Beaconside, Stafford. The Festival starts with refreshments, activities and displays in the Foyer before moving into the Lecture Theatre for music, readings and reflection.  To book please email diversity@staffs.ac.uk

We are one of only eight universities to successfully gain a Bronze University Award this summer under the Equality Challenge Unit new Race Charter Mark!  Well done to all who worked on this. 

This summer for the first time we were a major sponsor for Stoke Pride and our Recruitment Team, along with our Staff and Student LGBT+ Networks, had a successful and fun day out at Northwood Park on 18 July.  

This year we again scored 9 out of 10 in Gay by Degree, Stonewall's guide to universities for gay, lesbian and bisexual students. This puts us in the top 17 for LGB friendly universities!

The University is now a Stonewall Diversity Champion and we are working with Stonewall to improve the way in which we signpost our support and information on sexual orientation

We are members of the Athena SWAN Charter for women in science, which recognises commitment to advancing careers in STEM academia.  We are working towards a Bronze Award for the University. Our Charter Contact is Forensics lecturer, Dr. Sarah Fieldhouse.