Diversity and equality

Lots of work on diversity and equality is being carried out at the University, and we are committed to providing an environment that recognises and values people's differences, capitalises on the strengths that those differences bring to the institution and supports all staff and students in maximising their potential to succeed.

This commitment is made with specific reference to a person's age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religious belief & non-belief, sex and sexual orientation. The University is committed to fulfilling its obligations under the Equality Act 2010.

  • Staff can download the Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Wellbeing Calendar for 2021-2022 which outlines numerous equality and wellbeing-related dates which may be celebrated, marked, and or acknowledged by our University community
  • The Equality Training Programme 2020-2022 is a personal development opportunity open to staff and line managers who wish to demonstrate their commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion 
  • We are an Equitable Employer and joined Advance HE’s Athena SWAN Charter in 2009 and have 14 departments with ATHENA SWAN ranging from Bronze to Gold
  • We are officially accredited with the Living Wage Foundation as a living wage employer
  • We have made a commitment to sign up to Advanced HE’s Race Equality Charter with the explicit goal of eliminating any racial disparities for our staff and students wherever we may find them. We are committed to achieving absolute race equity on our campus.
  • The University is signed up to the Can't Buy My Silence universities pledge to stop using NDAs for complaints about sexual harassment, bullying and other forms of misconduct.
  • The University published its Modern Slavery Statement reinforcing its commitment to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business
  • We can all face financial difficulties from time to time or need extra support to access opportunities. The University provide a number of services to help individual through these times, with staff and student support services including: Student Hardship Fund, Short Loans and Debt Advice and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) and vClub
  • We encourage staff to give their time to supporting local charities through our Liv to Give Programme
  • We deliver and support numerous initiatives which help encourage, inspire and provide opportunities for young people to access higher education and help create local jobs and employment, for example, IntoUniversity North Liverpool 
  • Carers’ Network to provide a space where staff can share experiences, network, and raise issues with HR
  • As part of its commitment to employee engagement, the University consulted with staff to develop a set of University of Liverpool Values and Ethics Principles. These communicate the practices and aspirations that define how we operate in all areas, including decision making, working in partnership with our students and collaborators, local and global impact, and staff offer. For all employees, we aim to create a culture of openness, transparency, and respect, where staff work together for the future success of the University
  • Click here for diversity and equality policies, procedures, frameworks and action plans
  • Contact the Diversity & Equality Team: equality@liverpool.ac.uk or follow @LivUniEquality.

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