The University of Manchester

EiDA16 Shortlisted Nominee

Diverse Company Award for Education Sector

The University of Manchester strives to be an employer of choice and aims to have an environment so inclusive that all staff and students can flourish and feel valued. As the largest single-site university in the UK, they have nearly 40,000 students and approximately 11,000 staff. Staff network groups, community groups and events are just some of the many ways the university keep their community connected with Equality and Diversity issues. Evidence shows that The UoM have many initiatives in place which assist in keeping them engaged with employees including a Diversity Calendar, Staff Network Groups and an Equality and Diversity Forum. Quality evidence showcased a real understanding from the University of the importance of promoting all protected characteristics. They presented credible information which highlights the great lengths they are going to, to be fully inclusive. With robust policies and procedures in place for both staff and employees, it is evident that The UoM deserve a place on this year’s shortlist.

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