The Equality Act: protected characteristics - click on the links below for further information:
The Stop Hate UKhelpline is available on 0800 138 1625, and there is also an 24 hour online chat service
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.
The University is a proud supporter of its LGBT community and participated in the following events to mark York Pride 2016:
Students and staff gathered outside Central Hall as
the Deputy VC, Professor Saul Tendler, raised a rainbow flag to celebrate the University's welcoming, inclusive and diverse campus, accompanied by music from a student jazz band.
The University took part in the Pride parade on 18 June from York Minster to the Knavesmire under a joint staff and student banner, before hosting a science-themed stall with family-friendly activities.
Equality and Diversity Annual Report:
- Read the University of York Equality and Diversity Annual Report 2014-15 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.
- Updated by the Equality and Diversity Office
- June 2016
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