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

The University’s commitment to E and D

At Birmingham City University we are proud of the diversity of our staff and students. We are also proud of our achievements, which include being a Disability Confident and Mindful employer; holding the Athena Swan bronze award; and being Stonewall Diversity champions. We are committed to creating a culture where everyone is treated fairly with dignity and respect. Through our ongoing work to advance equality, we aim to support students and staff to succeed and reach their true potential. We are committed to ensuring equality and diversity in all of our activities. This commitment is enshrined in our Equality Statement and in our core values.

Key policies and procedures

Commitments and Awards

Athena Swan