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Did you know...

male female split 2018

  • 1 in 3 Professional and Support Staff in grades 1a-5 are occupied by males (Workforce Profile 2017)
  • 30% of Academic jobs at the University are held by females (Workforce Profile 2017)
  • In 1970, when the Equal Pay Act was set up, the pay gap between the hourly rate of pay of women and men working full time was 36%. 30 years later, the gap remains at 18%


Sex is one of the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010. Both men and women are protected under the Act (ACAS).

For a summary of the key legislation see the Equality Challenge Unit guidance

Public sector organisations are required to:

  • Eliminate unlawful discrimination
  • Promote equality of opportunity between men and women

What are we doing?

The University is proud of its diverse community of staff, students and visitors. We are commited to ensuring equality of opportunity for all, fostered in an environment of mutual respect and dignity.

Useful websites

Equality and Human Rights Commission
The Fawcett Society
Centre for the study of Women and Gender
Opportunity Now