Coventry University's statement of commitment to equality and diversity
Equality, freedom and treating all persons with dignity and respect are fundamental human rights. As such, the University is committed to making these central in all its work.
A diverse student body and workforce benefit the University’s role as a provider of high quality education and employment in a modern and ever-changing society. The University is firmly committed to the promotion of equality and will not unlawfully discriminate, or tolerate discrimination (direct or indirect, harassment or victimisation) on grounds of age, disability, ethnicity (including race, colour and nationality) gender, gender identity, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief and sexual orientation; This includes discrimination by association or due to perception.
Actions to promote equality are detailed in equality schemes, including action plans and related policies on our equality and diversity website. Progress and successes are monitored by the Board of Governors and the Equality and Diversity Committee and are published annually.
What does this mean to you?
As a potential employee you can be confident that you are applying to work for an organisation fully committed to ensuring equality and diversity and that the recruitment process fully supports and upholds this statement.
As an employee you are working for an organisation whose commitment to the promotion of equality and diversity is furthered by a range of policies and procedures, enhanced by employee support groups, to ensure that the University is benefiting from best practice in this area.
As a student applying for a place at the University you will be treated with equality and fairness in accordance with our admissions policy and procedures. You will have access to information and advice throughout the admissions process to assist you with your decision making.
As a student you benefit from studying at a University with a diverse student body and workforce. Our commitment to equality and to dignity and respect is furthered in the University's 'Students' Charter' which details your rights and responsibilities.
As a partner organisation in any sector (public, private or voluntary) you will be welcomed and treated with dignity and respect. You will work with the University to promote equality within joint activities for the benefit of all.
As a contractor working on our premises you have both rights and duties (as detailed in your contract) and will act in accordance with our principles and standards.
As a visitor you will be welcomed and treated with dignity, respect and courtesy.
All staff and students are responsible for upholding this commitment. Discriminatory behaviour will be dealt with under the appropriate complaints, grievance or disciplinary procedure.
Follow the link to view our Equality and Diversity policies
The Equality and Diversity Office are always interested in hearing your views so please contact us:
Sarah Lewis - Equality and Diversity Manager
Lorna Carson - Equality and Diversity Assistant
Equality and Diversity Office
Tel: 024 7688 7148
Fax: 024 7688 8131