Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Vision
Being an international, research-led University relies on equality in participation, progression and success for all. We will foster a working and learning environment that will attract and develop all our staff and students to enable them to achieve and fulfil their potential.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
We commit to working together to create a University community where diversity is recognised, valued and celebrated. We will proactively advance equality and inclusive practice in our research activity, in our teaching, within the campus environment and experiences offered to all our staff and student community.


University News

Trans awareness week – 14-20 November 2017

This is an annual event to raise awareness about transgender issues, the final day of Transgender Awareness Week is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDOR) on Sunday 20 November. 

See the Equality and Diversity webpages for guidance on supporting trans staff and students and the locations of all gender toilets on campus. In addition, CiC who provide confidential care for University staff has an online resource on Gender Recognition (login required see details on the HR webpages).

UK Disability History Month - 22 November-22 December

This is an annual event and the theme for 2017 is Disability and Art. The University has organised the following event during November.

Open Lecture - Thinking differently? Autism and prehistoric art

Date - 21 November

To celebrate Disability History Month, Dr Penny Spikins, Department of Archaeology, is giving a lecture that will take you on a journey through how individuals with autism think differently. Find further details and register a place for this event.

Holocaust Memorial Day - 27 January 2018

The theme of next year's Holocaust Memorial Day is 'The Power of Words'. 

The University of York is contributing to a community based project that will explore the power of words by posing the question 'what is the most powerful thing anyone has ever said to you?' 

By answering this question and completing an anonymous comments slip, staff and students are invited to explore how language has influenced their lives, past events and the impact words can hold. A display and comments box has been placed in the library throughout November and responses from across the city will be transformed into a powerful film to be premiered at the HMD civic event in January. 

For more information about this and other HMD events taking place throughout January see the programme of events.

Movember 2017

Movember is an annual event to raise awareness about men's health issues. Further information is available on the Movember Foundation webpages.

York Disability Pride 2017

York Disability Pride is a series of events taking place on the weekend of 1-3 December 2017, to celebrate International Day of Disabled People and
Disability History Month. It has been organised by York Independent Living Network, York Human Rights City and Explore York. 

See the York Independent Living Network webpage for further information. There is also a poster available that can be printed off and displayed. 

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