Policies, procedures and guidelines

These are the main policies, procedure and guidelines relating to equality and diversity. For more information on key projects, initiatives and support services please see the areas and themes page. 

Fairness and Diversity Policy (UK): this is the University's overarching equality policy. It sets out the legal responsibilities of the University and its members. An additional version of the Fairness and Diversity Policy has been developed for our non-UK campuses Fairness and Diversity (non-UK).

University Equality Scheme 2016-2020 -  this Scheme is a statement of the University's ongoing commitment to the promotion of equality and diversity. It sets out our equality objectives and the actions we will take to promote equality, prevent discrimination and promote greater understanding between different groups of people.

Harassment and Bullying Policy - this policy outlines the University's position on unacceptable behaviour and the process for students and staff wishing to make a complaint. It also provides information on support services for students and staff, including the Harassment Advice Service. An additional harassment and bullying polivy has been developed for our Dubai campus: Harassment and Bullying Policy (Dubai).

Guidance on Supporting Transgender Staff and Studentsadvice and support for students and staff who identify as transgender or non-binary and guidance for their peers, colleagues and managers.

Religion and Belief Guidelines (staff): guidance for staff and managers on accommodating religion and belief in the workplace.

Family leave arrangements (staff):


Flexible Working Arrangements (staff): information on flexible working patterns, buying additional leave and career breaks

Later Working Life and Retirement Policy and Guidance (staff)



Professional Services