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Welcome to the Equality & Inclusion Unit website.

The Equality and Inclusion Unit works to advance equality, diversity and inclusion at the University of Leeds.

We believe that every student, staff and other members of our community should be treated with dignity and mutual respect. We should all be part of a learning and working environment that is free from barriers, regardless of age, caring responsibilities, disabilities, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity status, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

As an international, research-intensive university with a strong commitment to student education we will create an inclusive environment that attracts, develops and retains the best students and staff from all backgrounds from across the world and supports them in delivering their ambitions, contributing to our institutional strategic aims.

In addition to complying with all our legal duties under the Equality Act 2010, the University will advance equality and inclusion by:

  1. providing an inclusive environment where everyone feels included and involved,
  2. ensuring that our strategies, policies and practices are inclusive to students and staff from all backgrounds,
  3. working in partnership with our students and staff to increase the engagement of the whole University community with Equality and Inclusion,
  4. providing a clear framework which enables any unwanted conduct, behaviour or practice to be reported and which assures our students and staff of a robust process of investigation and appropriate action,
  5. demonstrating senior leadership visibility and accountability for Equality and Inclusion.

Details of our activities around Equality and Inclusion can be found on our news webpage.

Contact Us

If you have any queries or questions concerning equality, diversity and inclusion activities, policies or procedures*, the Equality and Inclusion Unit can be contacted by email at equality@leeds.ac.uk.

*The Equality and Inclusion Unit can offer advice but does not undertake casework on behalf of individuals.

Equality and Inclusion Calendar 2022 - 23

The calendar highlights key diversity days, including the main faith days observed or celebrated, awareness dates, public holidays and important dates for the University.

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Trans Equality Updates

Here you can find updates on trans equality projects

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Equality and Inclusion Unit Newsletter

The EIU monthly newsletter brings you updates on the latest equality and inclusion activities, projects, events and support and services.

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AccessAble

Use this practical resource to plan a journey to and around the University. Detailed accessibility guides include facts, figures and photographs about campus buildings, venues and rooms.

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We have been continuing to work on updates that ensure changing your identity in our IT systems is a streamlined...

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Why are we collecting staff data? Human Resources and the Equality and Inclusion Unit are working with the Continuous Improvement...

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We have been reviewing our processes around the way staff and students can change their identity on University systems. Following...

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You can now watch a recording of the talk given by Emily Maitlis on Thursday 3 February. In an online event hosted by the...

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February is LGBT+ History Month, and the theme for 2023 is ‘Behind the Lens‘. LGBT+ History Month takes place every...

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