In accordance with the relevant legislation and consistent with good management practice, the University formally adopted an equal opportunities policy. It confirmed the University's commitment to a comprehensive policy in employment and for students, and to a programme of action to make the policy fully effective. To oversee implementation, the equal opportunities committee was established. Following the Wilson Review the University decided to appoint a designated Equal Opportunities Officer and to change the Equal Opportunities Committee to form the Equal Opportunities Advisory Group.
The University confirms its commitment to a comprehensive policy of equal opportunities in employment and for students in which individuals are selected and treated on the basis of their relevant merits and abilities and are given equal opportunities within the University. The aim of the policy is to ensure that no job applicant or employee, prospective student and students, should receive less favorable treatment on any grounds which are not relevant to good employment practices. The University is committed to a programme of action to make the policy fully effective.
To advise Staff Policy Committee on matters relating to the formulation,
implementation, evaluation review of equal opportunities policies across
the University, and to the fulfillment of the University's Statutory obligations
Coordinators Each Budgetary Group has up to two Equal Opportunities Coordinators - nominally one to represent academic/academically-related staff, and the other to represent other staff.
The Equal Opportunities Coordinators are volunteers and their role is:
to assist in the implementation of equal opportunities initiatives in
The following are available on loan from the Equal Opportunities Officer:
and Paternity Rights
bullying and Violence at work
Level Playing Field?
Very Private Affair
the Glass Ceiling
Equal Opportunities Commission - Publications:
Sex Discrimination Act and Advertising - guidance notes Guidelines for
Equal Opportunities Employers
Sex Discrimination Act 1975
Time off for Trade Union Duties and Activities by ACAS
Academica - Being a guide for the young academic Politician
Guide to the Custom of Ethnic Minority Religions in Hampshire
Getting it Right - A practical guide to help you manage work, home and your social life.