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Our University is proud of our diverse local and global communities and celebrate our students and staff.  All of us who learn and work within the university are committed to ensuring that all of our work begins from the equity  and principles of inclusion and respect.

Everyone at Bedfordshire is different, with individual feelings, needs and talents. So we are committed to developing a culture of learning where we can debate differences and constantly reflect on practices to drive improvement.

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee is made up of academic and professional service staff working hard to support and enable everyone to thrive and be the best version of themselves in our university community.

Protected Characteristics

In line with the Equality Act 2010 including the provisions on public sector general and specific duties, the University continues to be committed towards working to eliminate discrimination, harassment, advancing equality and fostering good relations in respect of all protected characteristics which relate to its students, staff and general users of its variety of services, namely:

  • Age
  • Disability
  • Gender Reassignment
  • Marriage and Civil Partnership
  • Pregnancy and Maternity
  • Race Religion or Belief
  • Sex Sexual Orientation

 

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Staff Networks

The Staff Equality Networks provide an opportunity for interested staff to participate in promoting progress and good practice in relation to equality, diversity and inclusion as well as opportunities for peer support and development. There are currently three networks, inclusive and open to all staff, they are the Race Equality Network, LGBT+ Network and Disability Network.