equality and inclusion

We're committed to providing an ethical and sustainable working and learning environment that values equality and inclusion.

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We value everyone's contribution

A community of great people

We ensure our university community is a place where everyone feels respected, valued and supported to achieve excellence.

We strive to create a vibrant, ethical and sustainable working and learning environment that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion. Having a ‘Community of Great People’ is key to all our future success and we want this to be reflective of our university life.

 

Our Anti-racism Statement

Racism exists on our campuses and in our society. Call it what it is and reject it in all its forms. We stand united against racism, and in our support for anyone who experiences racism.

We will:

  1. Foster an anti-racist culture of understanding
  2. Make clear where responsibility and accountability lie for eradicating racism in all its forms
  3. Support an anti-racist curriculum
  4. Construct systematic, anti-racist development practices
  5. Invest in a diverse workforce
  6. Record and respond effectively to racist incidents
  7. Monitor and review organisational race data
  8. Consult with Black, Asian and minority ethnic* community partners

*We know that many are unclear whom we mean when we use the term Black, Asian and minority ethnic (which is often shortened to BAME). To be clear, it is intended to reflect all our ethnic minorities. This includes Jewish people, for example, and also white ethnic minorities such as Roma and Gypsy people.

It is an inadequate term, disliked by many, which fails to reflect the differentness of our multiple communities. However, we haven’t yet found a better way of expressing this which is acceptable to the majority. And so we shall continue to use the term Black, Asian and minority ethnic for now, but will follow the example of our Student’s Union, who try to use the full term whenever possible, to avoid ‘BAME’ becoming a shorthand term which carries even less meaning for some.

COLLEAGUE NETWORKS

Our network of colleague and student groups helps us to help others get the information and support they need. These groups provide a safe and supportive environment in which to discuss issues relating to equality and inclusion as well as to provide support and networking and to share best practice.

  • To provide a safe, confidential and supportive community in which to discuss issues relating to protected characteristics, Equality Act 2010
  • To provide support, networking and sharing best practice across all equality strands; to assist in the monitoring and reporting on compliance with equality, diversity and inclusive legislation, and good practice
  • To collaborate with honesty and confidentiality; provide active participation and challenge existing and progressive themes respectfully
  • To contribute to the development of policies directly relating to equality strands, and those which indirectly affect equality and inclusion issues through the equality impact assessment process
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LGBTQIA+ inclusive for all

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Leeds Beckett University is committed to meeting the expectations and needs of everyone using our buildings, amenities and services. We strive to create equality and make visitors, students and staff feel welcome. We are delighted to be working with AccessAble to promote access to our facilities. AccessAble gives you the information and detail you need to work out if a place is going to be accessible for you. Download the free app to use AccessAble on the go.


Get in touch with the Equality and Inclusion Team