Diversity and Equality

The University of Liverpool is committed to providing an environment which 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 & Civil Partnership, Pregnancy & Maternity, Race, Religious Belief & Non Belief, Sex and Sexual Orientation.

We are committed to fulfilling our obligations under the Equality Act.

Diversity & equality is important at the University of Liverpool

This short film provides an overview and introduction on the importance of diversity and equality at the University of Liverpool. The film covers topics such as disability, gender, race, religion and sexual orientation, and includes interviews with Professor Kelvin Everest, Pro Vice Chancellor Student Experience, and Carol Costello, Director of Human Resources.


Staff learning and development

We believe it is important that all staff and students have access to learning and development opportunities covering all areas of diversity and equality.

There is a number of different ways staff and students can get involved in Diversity and Equality through committees, forums, staff networks and groups. This includes the Black & Minority Ethnic Staff Network, the Disabled Staff network, and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Trans Staff and Postgraduate Student Network.

Staff support and benefits

We are committed to supporting staff within their workplace and providing comprehensive support and guidance. This includes providing reasonable adjustments for disabled staff, a purpose-built Muslim Prayer Room, and a series and family-friendly initiatives including flexible working, childcare vouchers and family leave policies.

Athena SWAN 

The University has been recognised for its commitment to gender equality and has received the Athena SWAN Silver Institutional Award. Furthermore, each of our Schools and Institutes are working towards their own Athena SWAN awards.

A Stonewall Top 100 Employer

The University of Liverpool has been recognised as a gay-friendly employer and is ranked in the Stonewall Top 100 Employers in Britain for lesbian, gay and bisexual people in 2013 and 2014.

We have also been ranked amongst the Stonewall Star Performer Network Group for 2013 and 2014. 

Find Out More

To find out more about the University of Liverpool's commitment to Diversity and Equality, please visit our Diversity and Equality web pages.

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