Equality Information Report 2020

Mon, 24 Feb 2020 11:52:00 GMT

The Equality Information Report is a comprehensive analysis of diversity and progress of staff and students across protected characteristics including age, ethnicity, gender, disability and nationality at the University of Manchester.

The University is required under Public Sector Duty (Equality Act 2010) to collect, analyse and publish equality data about its staff and students. This helps in ensuring that groups who share a protected characteristic are not negatively affected by our organisations’ policies as well as to promote equal opportunity to achieve success for everyone.

One of the ways in which The University indicates its ongoing commitment to the advancement of equality, diversity and inclusion is by membership of various charters. We renewed our Race Equality Charter on February 2019 - a framework through which institutions work to identify institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of minority ethnic staff and students. Also the University is a member of the Athena SWAN charter - for gender equality, representation, progression and success and has remained top 100 employer for LGBT inclusiveness according to the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index.

Whilst there is still work to do in terms of the quality of data, thanks to activities of staff network groups and other interventions the report notes that there have been an improvement in disclosure of Sexual Orientation and Religion information in the last three years.