Equality and diversity
The University of Westminster is committed to supporting diversity and equal opportunities in our dealings with job applicants, students, staff and the public. We are fully committed to creating a stimulating and supportive learning and working environment based on mutual respect and trust. This will allow staff and students to reach their full potential, regardless of their age, disability, gender, gender identity, marital/civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, ethnic or national origins, family circumstances, nationality, political beliefs and affiliations, socio-economic background, or other irrelevant distinction.
We will continue to respect and value diversity within our communities of staff and students, to promote equality of opportunity, and to challenge and strive to eliminate unlawful discrimination.
The University acknowledges the special role of higher education in promoting equality of opportunity and furthering social inclusion. We recognise that ensuring equality of opportunity is essential for the high-quality performance and long-term success of the University. All staff and students have rights and responsibilities in relation to the promotion of equality of opportunity, as acknowledged by the Single Equality policy.
- Diversity and dignity at study and work policy (PDF)
- Single Equality policy statement (PDF)
- Single Equality policy statement and action plan (PDF)
- Equality, Diversity and Inclusion reports
Stonewall Diversity Champion
The University of Westminster is part of Stonewall's Diversity Champions programme. The programme is Britain's good practice employers' forum on lesbian, gay and bisexual equality.
Stonewall is the lesbian, gay and bisexual equality charity. The Diversity Champions programme promotes a good working environment for all existing and potential staff and students and helps to ensure equal treatment for those who are lesbian, gay or bisexual.
An open environment, where sexual orientation is embedded as part of our cultural richness, promotes an ideal setting for each individual to fully thrive within our organisation. We recognise that staff perform better when they can be themselves.
Our LGBT Staff Network is dedicated to attracting, supporting and developing our Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender employees to ensure they are feeling confident to be themselves at work. The Network is in regular contact with other London universities' LGBT networks to share information about news and events.
The BME Staff Network
The Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Network represents the interests and aspirations of Black and Minority Ethnic Staff at the University.
The Networks core ethos is to support staff and help drive race equality throughout the institution.
Since its launch in October 2016, the Network has held and sponsored several internal and external events during Black History Month and beyond. All University staff are welcome to attend our events.
The Network is always looking to expand and build on its capacity and welcomes new members. Membership is open to all BME staff at the University of Westminster. For more information about the BME Staff Network, please email [email protected].