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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

 

Internal

  • 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.

External

  • 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. 
  • 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.

Age

  • Age UK - the website for Age Concern leading campaigners against age discrimination.

Bullying

Disability

  • 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. 

Gender

  • 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

Race

  • 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.

Sexual Orientation

  • 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.  

Religion

  • bbc.co.uk - Religion - the BBC website on religion is a great online resource for finding out about religious diversity in the UK.

Transgender

  • 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.

Work-life Balance

  • 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.