Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Welcome from the Chair
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 Chair of the Board of Governors, I believe the University’s commitment to equality and diversity is reflected in our Core Values Framework 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 the main provider of higher education for the people 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.
Chair of the Board of Governors
Vice-Chancellor Professor Philip Plowden explains how and why staff should input into the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) strategy, what EDI means for the University and how you can play your part.
Our commitment to EDI
Our commitment to the advancement of education in the public benefit is underpinned and supported by the work of the E&D Steering Committee and the development and implementation of the following guidance, policies and priorities:
- Equality and diversity in employment policy
- 'Protected Characteristics' Equality Act 2010
- Dignity at work policy
- Flexible working policy
- Family related leave
- Prayer and contemplation facilities policy