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Equality and Diversity Office
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:
- To provide information and support to staff and students on a wide range of equality matters
- To develop awareness of equality and diversity through publicity, training, development and networks.
- To advise on legislation and good practice and inform the University's work on equality through committees, publicity and our work on Equality Impact Assessment (EQIA)
- To co-ordinate University-wide anti-harassment work including the Code of Practice on Harassment and the network of Harassment Advisers . Provide guidance to those who experience discrimination, bullying or harassment.
In June 2015 the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Koen Lamberts launched the new Equality Champions Network. This is a new initiative for the University and the aim of Equality Champions within departments is to promote awareness of equality and diversity issues in the day-to-day operation of the department, working in collaboration with the Equality and Diversity Office. Further details can be found here.
Equality and Diversity Annual Report:
Read the University of York Equality and Diversity Annual Report 2013-14 and find out about progress on equality work across the University.
Equality and Diversity Training:
Find out about the range of training and development opportunities for staff run by the University's Learning and Development team including the online learning resource Diversity in the Workplace
Updated by the Equality and Diversity Office
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