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:

Raising the Rainbow Flag and York Pride

Raising the Rainbow Flag

Professor Koen Lamberts, vice-chancellor, raised the rainbow flag on campus on Monday 8 June to show students, staff and visitors the campus is welcoming, inclusive and embraces diversity.

The University of York was a sponsor for York Pride 2015. Members of the University community took part in the parade from York Minster to the Knavesmire on Saturday 20 June and ran a stall at the post-parade event.


Launch of new helpline

Stop Hate UK is one of the leading national organisations working to challenge all forms of Hate Crime and discrimination, based on any aspect of an individual’s identity. Stop Hate UK provides independent, confidential and accessible reporting and support for victims, witnesses and third parties.

The Stop Hate UK helpline is available on 0800 138 1625, and an online chat service is also available on stophateuk.org/talk-to-us.


Launch of the Disabled Staff Network

The new Disabled Staff Network was launched by the Vice-Chancellor on 2 February 2015 as part of the University's continued commitment to creating an inclusive environment for all.

The launch event involved a talk from Dr Alice Maynard, founder of Future Inclusion, an organisation which encourages ethical and inclusive practices. Dr Maynard is also a York alumnus.

The group aims to promote the value of disabled staff and improve their working environment by raising awareness, sharing good practice and providing a forum for ideas and issues.


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Staff Equality Networks:

The Staff Race Equality Forum and LGBTI Matters meet regularly - new members welcome. Publicise the Networks by downloading our posters for display in your area.

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

June 2015

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