Policy Statement on Equal Opportunities
We are fully committed to eliminating discrimination and actively promoting equality of opportunity for our staff and students in line with our University Strategy. We believe that where equality of opportunity exists all staff and students work in a more rewarding and less stressful environment, one where prejudice and harassment are not accepted, and one more likely to enhance performance and achievement.
We will seek to promote and maintain an inclusive and supportive work and study environment that respects the dignity of staff and students and assists all members of our University community to achieve their full potential.
We recognise it is the responsibility of every member of our University to help achieve this inclusive and supportive environment, and to promote good relations between groups by being tolerant and having respect for diversity.
Where there are instances of activity on campus which may undermine good campus relations, and to assist staff and students in maintaining a balance between individual freedoms and expectations of conduct, the University has policies in place to address such matters. The Code Of Practice On Freedom Of Speech Relating To Meetings Or Other Activities On University Premises, the Code Of Practice On Notification Of Misconduct To The Police And Internal Action and the Respect at Work and Study Policy can all be found in the University Calendar Volume 1.
Our policies and procedures in relation to both employees and students will treat individuals solely according to their ability to meet job or academic study requirements. We aim to promote fairness in all aspects of employment and studying - such as, recruitment, training, promotion, marking, transfer, termination, compensation, etc.
We will ensure that we comply with all legislation and good practice by introducing, implementing and regularly reviewing policies and procedures. We will aim to review, monitor and action plan for compliance with legislation through our Diversity Strategy and action plans.We will work with other institutions and the local community to tackle discrimination, promote diversity and disseminate good practice.
This policy applies to all colleagues who work at the University on a paid or voluntary basis, all students, external examiners, consultants, all visitors or contractors who visit our premises.A statement on Equal opportunities in Teaching and Learning and Guidelines for Teaching, Learning and Assessment of Students with Disabilities in Undergraduate and Taught Postgraduate programmes is set out in Annex 1.