Our equality information helps us to identify where we have challenges and to identify actions to address these. It helps us to understand who our staff and students are by providing a picture of our staff and student profile and it enables us to take positive action where needed.
The University is also bound by legal obligations and reporting requirements in relation to equality data. We have to provide information to organisations like HESA through compulsory reporting of staff and student data and the Public Sector Equality Act requires us to monitor personal information (e.g. Age, Disability, Gender and Ethnicity) and to make this information available publicly.
The following staff and student data pages can be accessed by staff only.
We have been undertaking Equal Pay Audits since 2008. Historical Equal Pay Audits can be viewed (by staff only) by clicking on the Staff Data button above.
All employers with 250 or more employees must publish and report specific figures about their gender pay gap, which is the difference between the average earnings of men and women, expressed relative to men’s earnings. The figures are published at a ‘snapshot date’ which for public sector employers is 31 March each year. The purpose of Gender Pay Gap reporting is to achieve greater gender equality across the UK and increase pay transparency.
This is the second year of Gender Pay Gap reporting and we are pleased to report improvements in both the mean and median gender pay gap. Our University’s mean gender pay gap in 2018 was 9.5% which is a reduction from 2017 when it was 10.2%. The median pay gap was 7.7% and has also reduced from 8.4% in 2017. These figures represent positive progress and are significantly below the reported sector gender pay gap of 16.1%, as published by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Nevertheless, we recognise that the gender pay gap continues to exist and we are committed to continuing to monitor and address this through the actions set out in this report.
To view national figures relating to gender pay gap information, visit gov.uk/government/news/view-gender-pay-gap-information.
To view data from other universities, follow the Government's gender pay gap link above and select 'Download Data'. Once downloaded, apply filters and type ‘universities’ into the search function to compare gender pay gap data.
Advice on how to word the equality monitoring elements of your survey can be found by viewing the latest guidance from the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU).
The Equality Act 2010 introduced a General Public Sector Equality Duty, which as a University, Leeds Beckett has to meet.
The general duty has three aims and requires us to have due regard to the need to:
- Eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010;
- Advance equality of opportunity between people from different groups
- Foster good relations between people from different groups – this involves tackling prejudice and promoting understanding between people from different groups
- Meet the needs of people with protected characteristics