The University of Gloucestershire is committed to providing a quality student and staff experience, advancing equality and diversity and to building a strong sense of community within the university, as well as supporting positive links with local communities.
Equality and Diversity policy requires staff and students to behave in a non-discriminatory manner and treat each other with respect. It sets out how the University of Gloucestershire will create a positive environment in which students and staff, present and prospective, are valued and provided with development and progression opportunities to reach their full potential.
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February 2018||March 2018||April 2018|
|1 - Start of LGBT History Month||1 - Women's History Month|
2 - World Autism Awareness Day
|1 - World Hijab Day||1 - Zero Discrimination Day|
7 - World Health Day
|4 - World Cancer Day||8 - International Women’s Day – a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women. |||
|6 - Nirvana Day||21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination|||
|13 - Shrove Tuesday||26 - World Autism Week|||
|14 - Ash Wednesday||31 - International Transgender Day of Visibility|||
|14 - St Valentine's Day|||||
|16 - Chinese New Year|||||
|20 - World Day of Social Justice|||||
At the University of Gloucestershire you are guaranteed commitment to a quality student and staff experience, which supports equality and diversity and builds a strong sense of community within the university, as well as supporting our positive links in the local community.
equality objectives have been established following analysis of published data, identification of outstanding actions from previous equality schemes and consultation with key stakeholders.
The equality objectives are our statements of intent to develop beyond our legal requirements. They are in line with the University of Gloucestershire’s identified values and help to frame the individual actions to improve the experience of students and staff.
If you have any comments or questions, please contact Clare Peterson, Equality and Diversity Manager or
Anna Hay, Head of Student Wellbeing.
Staff and student support
Throughout your time at the University of Gloucestershire, you’ll receive specific support according to your needs. We offer a range of support services.
Specific support for students includes:
- the Don’t Hate campaign, which invites you to challenge your ideas around issues of diversity, difference and vulnerability
- student services department
- the chaplaincy, which supports students from all faiths or none
- the disability, dyslexia and learning support service
the Students’ Union (SU) and the SU Executive Officer for Communities, Rosie Hillas
the LGBT society
- dignity advisers provide confidential support and advice
Specific support for staff includes:
- dedicated dignity advisers to offer confidential support and advice
- occupational health (university staff only)
Equality and diversity data
We are keen to collect as much equality data as we can, enabling us to build a rich picture of both our students and staff. We make use of it to identify priorities to improve student and staff experiences, to inform our equality impact assessments, to influence recruitment practices for students and staff and measure the impact and progress of our activities.
Overview of student data for the last five years
Overview of staff data for the last five years
*This data is collated from the information available on the protected characteristics of students and staff at the University of Gloucestershire. The university has plans to increase the breadth of data published in future years increasing the range of information relating to other protected characteristics.
Staff information (anonymised) including data relating to protected characteristics
Policies and procedures
Legislation and guidance