Equality, diversity and inclusion

We believe that equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is integral to a successful place of work and study. As a result of this, students and staff come from across the globe to study and work at Leicester, bringing with them an incredible diversity of viewpoints, beliefs, attitudes and approaches which enrich both the University and the city. 

We want to develop and implement policies and systems that challenge stereotypes across all aspects of our work. Such a culture, and the consequent sustainable programme of change, will benefit everyone in the University. It will attract a diverse range of high quality staff and students, and identify our University as a progressive and innovative workplace that mainstreams equality, diversity and inclusion.

We believe that everyone should have the opportunity to flourish in an inclusive environment. We will take a proactive approach to advancing equality and inclusion for all our students, staff and stakeholders, regardless of age, disability, race/ethnicity, national origin, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, religion or belief/non-belief, sex or sexual orientation. 

We will do this by: 

  • Demonstrating visible leadership and accountability at all levels 
  • Working in partnership with our staff, students, unions and other stakeholders 
  • Embedding equality in all that we do, in our culture and our business

A culture of equality, diversity and inclusion

Read our EDI Strategy which sets out our approach to equality, diversity and inclusion from 2017 to 2021.

Support for staff and students

See how we're supporting all staff and students, particularly those of protected characteristics.

More about the support on offer

Equality data

We have a strong and well-established commitment to advancing gender equality. Take a look at our gender pay gap report, as well as our staff and student equality data.

Browse our equality data