Equality, Diversity and Inclusion


Welcome to Staffs University Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Homepage.

These pages contain a variety of information about how we are improving equality of opportunity at the University and celebrating our diversity. This includes our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement and strategic objectives as well as our latest equality statistics and update reports.

We are committed to promoting and enabling a positive culture where staff, students and visitors are confident to be their authentic selves. We focus on inclusion as a way to ensure equality of opportunity for all our people and to demonstrate our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Human Rights.

We have two key strategic objectives for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:
1. To ensure a University environment which actively promotes social and educational inclusion and equality of opportunity for everyone who works, studies or visits here.
2. The needs, rights and contributions of people with protected characteristics are at the heart of the design and delivery of the University’s Enabling and Resourcing Strategies and related operational plans.
These are described in more detail at together with our annual action plans and progress reports

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 in 2015. We are now working hard on our re-application.

The University is  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 gender equality and 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. Each year we undertake gender pay gap analysis and our statutory Gender Pay Gap Reports and Action Plans can be found here.