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Equality and Diversity

A message from the Chairman of the Board of Governors

Birmingham City University is a vibrant and diverse community of individuals who, by working together and united by common ambition and common goals, have the ability to transform the prospects of individuals, organisations and society through excellence in practice-based education, research and knowledge exchange.

As Chairman of the Board of Governors, I believe the University’s commitment to equality and diversity is reflected in our Core Values and demonstrated by our efforts towards inclusive education, student engagement, developing the knowledge and skills of staff and ultimately, successful outcomes for all of our graduates.

As a mainstream provider of higher education for individuals from the Birmingham region, we are a culturally inclusive and diverse institution that is focused on student success, underpinned by strong leadership and transformative strategies, all of which come together to assist our significant contribution to the economic, social, cultural prosperity and well-being of the city and the region.

Mark Hopton

Leadership and Governance

The Student and Engagement, Learning and Teaching (SELT) Committee receives student monitoring reports on equality and diversity produced by the Planning and Performance Department. Reports on staff equality and diversity issues are taken to the Personnel and Remuneration Committee. The Board of Governors receive an annual report on equality and diversity at one of their scheduled meetings.

View the latest Equality and Diversity Annual Report

The University’s commitment to E and D

Birmingham City University is committed to ensuring equality and diversity in all of our activities. This commitment is enshrined in our Equality Statement and our core values. We promote staff awareness and understanding through equality and diversity training for all staff, focusing on all of the protected equality characteristics. We ensure that equality and diversity is integral to all of our University training programmes, including corporate and departmental induction, recruitment and selection training, dignity at work training, management and leadership development programmes, conducting appraisals, as well as training to analyse the impact of our policies and processes against key equality indicators.

Key policies and procedures

Commitments and Awards

Athena Swan