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 four achieving Athena SWAN Silver and eleven Athena SWAN Bronze Awards. We are committed to ensure all our Schools hold Athena SWAN awards by 2023.

We signed up to the Advance HE Race Equality Charter as part of Black History Month 2018 with the Vice-Chancellor agreeing to uphold the Charter Principles. As a University, we are currently working towards making a Bronze Award submission in 2022.

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

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