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.

We have a long-standing commitment to equality, diversity, social inclusion and mobility  We see these as central to our success in building an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.

What are Equality, Diversity?

Equality is about treating people with respect and dignity, and providing everyone with opportunities to fulfil their potential.  It is about tackling inequality and breaking down barriers.

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

Our latest Annual Report is now available giving a snapshot of our progress on tackling unlawful discrimination and promoting diversity and inclusion.

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

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.

At Staffordshire University we believe that achieving gender balance across
the institution is not only the right thing to do, it also enables people and our
business to be more successful. Gender Pay Gap Report 2017

Equality Forum

The Equality Forum is a space for staff to share information and discuss issues about equality, diversity and inclusion.