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

In order to ensure that we recognise and minimise any unconscious bias in our recruitment and teaching of students a number of workshops have been scheduled, please see the flyer (PDF, file size: 40.52KB) for further information and booking instructions:

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 this summer under the Equality Challenge Unit new Race Equality 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.