Standards and Frameworks

We are proud to be members of the Advance HE Athena SWAN Charter and the Stonewall Diversity Champions Scheme.

In April 2019, we were awarded an Athena SWAN Silver Award which recognises our sustained impact on a range of actions to support our staff and student community.

All our Schools are actively engaged with the Athena SWAN framework, with six achieving Athena SWAN Silver and thirteen Athena SWAN Bronze Awards. We are committed to ensure all our Schools hold Athena SWAN awards by 2023.

The University is committed to diversifying its workforce. We have a Vice-Chancellor led Taskforce on Tackling Racism and a Race Equality Charter Working Group which support our work on race equality. Our aim is to submit to the Race Equality Charter in 2024.

REF 2021 has had equality, diversity and inclusion embedded throughout the whole process.

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