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:
A new policy and guidance has been developed to support students who become pregnant, have a partner who is pregnant, or are going through the adoption process.
The policy will also help members of staff who support students, by providing clear information and a support plan to guide them through their discussions with students during pregnancy and maternity.
For further information, please see our webpages about the Policy.
We are pleased to announce that the University of York has recently received the following Athena Swan Awards which recognise success in developing employment practices to further and support the careers of women in science, technology, maths and medicine (STEMM) departments in academia.
Gold - Biology
Bronze - Hull York Medical School and Mathematics
In addition the University's institutional Bronze award has been renewed. A full list of the University's new and existing awards is available on our Athena SWAN web page.
An independent evaluation by Loughborough University (launched 1 May 2014) shows that membership of the Athena SWAN Charter helps to advance women's careers and has a positive impact on changing the culture and attitudes in member institutions.
Download a copy of the executive summary or full research report Advancing women's careers in STEMM: evaluating the effectivness and impact of Athena SWAN
Equality and Diversity for academics: The Equality Challenge Unit has produced a series of factsheets for academics explaining their role on promoting equality and diversity.
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 2012-13 and find out about progress on equality work across the University.
Updated by the Equality and Diversity Office