Equality, diversity and inclusion

At the University of Hertfordshire, we proactively promote equality of opportunity and recognise the importance of celebrating diversity.

We are committed to driving improvement across the University for our staff and students. We aim to attract the very best and most diverse student and staff populations and to ensure equality of opportunity and an exceptional educational experience. Inclusion of differing voices and unique perspectives is what makes our community thrive - it enhances our research, enriches our teaching and strengthens our ability to provide an exceptional education to all.

We assist the University to:

Our work includes:

  • advising on equality legal requirements and good practice
  • developing policies, guidance documents, priorities, initiatives and action plans
  • consulting and engaging with staff and students
  • monitoring and reporting progress against equality goals
  • delivering training and raising awareness
  • celebrating diversity through events e.g. Black History Month, LGBT History Month.

We work with many internal and external stakeholders including the University's Strategic Business Units (SBUs), departments, staff, students, Students' Union and trade unions.

We also:

  • facilitate a Harassment and Bullying Adviser Network
  • lead on information for students and staff who are carers
  • liaise with local agencies and community groups that promote and advance equality
  • work with national bodies e.g. Equality Challenge Unit.

Read our reports: