°µÍø½ûÇø is a diverse, inclusive and international university that values its staff and students who come from across the globe, enriching its community and campus life. We wish to nurture the diversity of our University by continuing to attract people from across the world.
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Equality, diversity and inclusion are vital principles at °µÍø½ûÇø. We value all our staff and students equally, and we firmly believe that the talents, skills, insights and experiences of our diverse community make us who we are.
The University has a number of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Staff Networks that are proactive and successful in instigating and developing new ideas, raising awareness across different issues and experiences, and holding supportive and informative events. They are also instrumental in influencing policy through the University Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
We have signed up to the Race at Work Charter, are a member of Advance HE's Race Equality Charter (REC) and have been awarded a REC Bronze Award, which demonstrate our commitment to improving the representation, progression and success of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students within higher education.
We aspire to increasing diversity and inclusion at all levels in the University and a priority is to ensure that the University Executive are listening, learning and acting. Our Reverse Mentoring Framework is part of this process.
°µÍø½ûÇø is a member of the , which is widely represented by the 12 faith groups within Barnet and works to promote the value of faith groups within our community and the contribution they make to a peaceful, caring society. We are also a member of the , which works to promote understanding, cooperation and good relations between organisations and persons of different faiths in the UK.
The University is committed to flexible and family-friendly business practices. We are a member of , the UK’s work-life balance charity which leads the way in helping organisations and employees build enabling and flexible environments that enhance productivity, creativity and wellbeing so that work works for everyone.
We are also a member of Business Disability Forum and a , and have gained the highest Disability Confident Leader (level 3) status.
°µÍø½ûÇø is proud to have been ranked #12 out of 776 institutions for SDG5 Gender Equality in , which assess universities against the ).
We have also been awarded a Bronze Award by the Athena Swan Charter, which recognises that the University has a solid foundation for eliminating gender bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff.
°µÍø½ûÇø received a Gold Award and secured a place in the Top 100 list for leading LGBTQ+ inclusive employers in the workplace in the . We also ranked 58th out of 268 institutions in the overall ranking, and came 8th out of the 30 higher education institutions that took part this year. This is a significant achievement for the University and our community, substantially building upon our previous Bronze status and climbing up 45 places from 2022.
Stonewall is Europe’s largest charity for LGBTQ+ rights. The Top Employers list is compiled from submissions to the Workplace Equality Index, a powerful benchmarking tool used by employers to assess their achievements and progress on LGBT equality in the workplace.
At °µÍø½ûÇø we are proud of our diverse community of staff, students and partners. Our aim is to encourage and support an environment within the University which helps staff and students fulfil their potential and thrive in the workplace and in their studies, irrespective of disability and ill health. We encourage our students and staff to disclose any disabilities or long-term health conditions, to ensure they receive the support they need.
We are committed to creating a positive working environment where diversity is a strength – and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect and can be their best selves at work – and have become members of charters and groups to strengthen our efforts in this area.
°µÍø½ûÇø is rated excellent by the GLA’s Healthy Workplace Charter Scheme and is an active member of the Healthy Universities network. Our work is to prevent work-related illness and injury and to assist staff to return to work after sickness absence. We are also a member of Business Disability Forum and have gained the highest Disability Confident Leader (level 3) status. This means that we are changing behaviour and cultures in our institution, networks and communities, and that we are reaping the benefits of inclusive recruitment practices.
We also offer a range of support, activities and opportunities for students studying at °µÍø½ûÇø and can help students who have a specific support or wellbeing need to identify the right service for them.