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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|January 2019||February 2019||March 2019|
1 - World Day of Peace|
LGBT History Month
|Women's History Month|
4 - World Braille Day||
1 - World Hijab Day|| 1 - Zero Discrimination Day & International Wheelchair Day|
14 - National STIQ Day: Raising awareness of getting regular sexual health checks and removing the stigma of STI's||
4 - 10 - Sign2Sing Week||
3 - World Hearing Day|
20 - World Religion Day||5 - Chinese New Year||8 - International Women's Day & British Science Week|
|21 - Martin Luther King Jnr Day||
7 - Time to Talk Day - A day to start the conversation about mental health and break down barriers ||
14 - Nanakshahi (New Year) (Sikh)|
21 - National Hug Day||
10 - Autism Sunday||
16 - Disabled Access Day|
|21 - 27 - Cervical Cancer Prevention Week||11 - International Day of Women and Girls in Science||18 - Global Recycling Day|
|25 - Young Carers' Awareness Day||
15 - Nirvana Day (Buddhist)||21 - International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination & World Down's Syndrome Day|
|27 - Holocaust Memorial Day||17 - World Human Spirit Day & Random Acts of Kindness Day||22 - World Water day|
|||20 - World Day of Social Justice||26 - Purple Day (Epilepsy Awareness)|
|||||30 - World Bipolar Day|
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.
View our achievements against priorities by year:
Achievements against priorities 2017/18
Achievements against priorities 2016/17
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.
Gender Pay Gap Reporting
Gender Pay Gap Report 2019
Gender Pay Gap Report 2018
Staff information (anonymised) including data relating to protected characteristics
Policies and procedures
Legislation and guidance