Diversity Forum

The Diversity Forum, chaired by Professor Martin Stringer, includes a membership of both staff and student representatives from across the University including the Guild of Students, University Unions and Staff Equality Groups.

What is the purpose of the Forum?

The purpose of the Diversity Forum is to give members the opportunity to discuss any issues relating to:

  • Religion and Belief/Non-Belief
  • Culture
  • Disability
  • Gender
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Age
  • Race  

Where possible the Diversity Forum will act on behalf of the University to resolve any issues or escalate them to the Equality Executive Group (EEG) for further action. The Diversity Forum reports directly to the EEG on an ongoing basis.

The Forum is an ideal platform to share best practice and discuss any other matters of interest relating to Diversity; we would welcome any contributions from non-members who wish to present to the Forum. 

Click to view the Terms of Reference.

How often does the Forum meet?

The Forum meets at least once per academic term.

What if I have a diversity related issue?

If you have an issue you should firstly speak to your Line Manager. 
You can also email one of the University's Diversity Advisers

Can I become a member of the Diversity Forum?

Please send your expression of interest via e-mail to Alison Lee
Click to view Diversity Forum Membership List (updated February 2013).

Archived Forum Minutes 2010/11

June 2011

Related media

Jane Tope (Equality Advisor) and Dr June Jones discuss how the University of Birmingham accommodates students of different faiths:

Listen to the podcast (mp3)

Case Studies: Religious Observance in Higher Education

Related links

Equality Act

Equality Executive Group

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