Equality Monitoring - Declaring Personal Diversity Information
The University of Bradford is committed to equality and welcomes the diversity of its staff and students. The University aims to provide an inclusive and supportive environment for all who work and study here, and to have policies in place to make this a reality. As part of this commitment the University has agreed to collect equality information. For further information on equality monitoring and to read FAQs relating to this area please see the guidance below.
Collecting reliable and up to date statistical information enables the University to:
- understand our staff profile better;
- assess our performance and improve efficiency;
- identify barriers and address any inequalities;
- compare it to other comparable institutions;
- fulfil our duties under the legislation
Equality Monitoring – Frequently Asked Questions
Equality Data Leaflet - UoB
- Centre for Inclusion and Diversity -consolidates and facilitates the development of applied research on inclusion and diversity at the University of Bradford
- GENOVATE - Transforming Organisational Culture for Gender Equality in Reasearch and Innovation.
- Research Concordat - signed up to the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers.
- Disability Service - provide support and specialist guidance for prospective and current students.
- Counselling Service - free and confidential service to all students and staff of the University of Bradford and Bradford College.
- Human Resources - at the University of Bradford
- People & Organisational Development - at the University of Bradford
- Health, Safety and Wellbeing - at the University of Bradford
- What’s it got to do with you? - a guide by Stonewall about why we collect equality monitoring data
- Acas - an organisation that provides practical support and guidance to better manage equality and diversity in organisations. Excellent range or guides to equality legislations - readable and easy to follow.
- Advance HE (formerly Equality Challenge Unit-ECU) – Advance HE works to further and support equality and diversity for staff and students in higher education institutions across all four nations of the UK
- Diversity in Diction - this is a comprehensive guide put together by the TUC and Unison on the appropriate use of language. Words are important - this helps raise our awareness of how to use them carefully.
- Government Equality Office - leads work on policy relating to women, sexual orientation and transgender equality. We are responsible for a range of equalities legislation.
- Equality and Human Rights Commission - Great Britain’s national equality body aiming to help make Britain fairer. They do this by safeguarding and enforcing the laws that protect people’s rights to fairness, dignity and respect.
- Office for Students - organisation which regulates English higher education providers on behalf of all students.
- Higher Education Statistical Agency (HESA) - experts in UK higher education data and analysis, and the designated data body for England
- Age UK - the website for Age Concern leading campaigners against age discrimination.
- ACAS Guidelines on Age Regulations - age related guidance for employers and employees
- Dignity at Work – Advance HE’s information on Dignity at Work.
- Office for disability issues - this is the website for the Disability department of the UK government.
- Business disability forum - a website containing facts and information on effective employment of disabled people for employers.
- Changing Faces - a charity that helps people with disfigurements live the life they want to live
- MIND - a charity that provides advice and support to empower anyone experiencing a mental health problem.
- Women and Equality - The Women and Equality website is a good source of statistics on women in the workplace.
- The Fawcett society - campaigns group for equality between women and men in the UK on pay, pensions, poverty, justice and politics
- Women’s aid - grassroots federation working together to provide life-saving services and build a future where domestic violence is not tolerated.
- Rights of women - a women’s voluntary organisation committed to informing, educating and empowering women concerning their legal rights.
- International women’s day - marked on March 8th every year, this is a major day of global celebration for the economic, political and social achievements of women
- Institute for Race Relations - independent educational charity in 1958 to carry out research, publish and collect resources on race relations throughout the world.
- Runnymede trust - the leading independent race equality think tank. We generate intelligence for a multi-ethnic Britain through research, network building, leading debate, and policy engagement.
- Bradford Equity Partnership - is a charity set up and delivered by LGBT people in Bradford and the surrounding areas.
- Guardian - Gay Rights - the Guardian website is updated daily and this area focuses on gay rights - both in the workplace and outside of it.
- Stonewall - this is a successful lobbying group for gay, lesbian and bi-sexual rights. the site contains news and information on employment, legal and campaign issues.
- bbc.co.uk - Religion - the BBC website on religion is a great online resource for finding out about religious diversity in the UK.
- Interfaith Calendar - the site giving a very comprehensive overview of key Faith events.
- Press for Change - a successful group lobbying for respect and equality for all trans people. Site contains news and information on employment, legal and campaign issues. Also clear background information about this much misunderstood area.
- Gender Identity Research and Education Society (GIRES) - well researched web site giving some in-depth information and explanation about transsexuality and research about its causes.
- Trade Union Congress - the website for the Trade Union Congress (TUC) has a section on finding a balance between work and outside life.
All Areas of Equality
- Equality and Human Rights Commission - this Commission came into effect on 1 October 2007. It replaces the Commission for Racial Equality, the Disability Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunities Commission. It also covers age, religion and belief, and sexual orientation, as well as promoting Human Rights.