Each year we publish a report summarising our activities relating to diversity over the last academic year and giving data concerning staff and students. The report also includes progress on our objectives.

Staffordshire University has monitored a range of equality characteristics for both staff and students for many years. This data has been used to monitor our performance against equality targets, to highlight any areas where we need to improve, and inform objectives. Our monitoring is in line with HESA requirements.

2024 reports

2023 reports

2022 reports 

2021 reports

2020 reports

Previous years' reports


A code of practice for the Research Excellence Framework (REF) has been approved and training has been undertaken to ensure that equality issues are embedded in all aspects of this process.

Athena Swan

We are preparing our submission for an Athena Swan University Bronze Award. Athena SWAN focuses on improving progression for women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics).

Race Equality

At Staffordshire University we recognise that the continued existence of racial inequalities in higher education limits both minority ethnic individuals and the sector as a whole in fulfilling its full potential.

We have therefore developed our Race Inclusion Action Plan (2020-2023).


We have been a Stonewall Diversity Workplace Champion since 2012. In 2014 we entered the Workplace Index for the first time coming 243 - a very respectable placing for a first attempt. We are using the feedback gained from Stonewall to make progress towards LGBT equality.

Student Data

Student data is provided in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report.

National Data Sources

Equality Challenge Unit annual statistical reports

If you have any queries or need data please contact us.

in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021