The University of York values the diversity of its members and is committed to the creation of a positive environment which is fair, welcoming and inclusive and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
The role of the Equality and Diversity Office is:
The government has announced that caste discrimination will now be included as an aspect of race discrimination.
Equality and Diversity for academics: The Equality Challenge Unit has produced a series of factsheets for academics explaining their role in promoting equality and diversity.
Historic vote on the Same Sex Marriage Bill - see the Stonewall comment here.
Athena SWAN August 2012 awards: the Department of Electronics received a Bronze award in recognition of its work in support of women's careers in Science. In addition the University of York holds six other awards from Athena SWAN: a Bronze award for the University as a whole; a Gold award for the department of Chemistry; Silver awards for the departments of Biology, Psychology and Physics; Bronze award for the department of Computer Science.
Equalitylink - monthly round-up of equality and diversity news, resources and the work of the Equality Challenge Unit.
Read the University of York Equality and Diversity Annual Report 2011-12 and find out about progress on equality work across the University.
Updated by the Equality and Diversity Adviser