We are proud to be recognised as a top 100 employer in Stonewall’s Workplace Equality Index, which showcases the most inclusive UK workplaces for lesbian, gay, bi and trans staff.
We have been a Stonewall Diversity Champion since 2013. Our commitment to working closely with our staff and student community to drive cultural change has seen the University progress to 44th place in 2018 which has exceeded our ambition to become a Top 100 Employer by 2020.
We want our LGBT+ staff and students to work and study in an environment free from prejudice and bias where they feel valued and respected regardless of their identity. Whilst we recognise that being a Stonewall Diversity Champion is important in providing a framework for us to develop our work in this areas, we want to understand the issues which are unique to Leicester and how we can work to drive real positive change. We have formed a partnership with the Leicester LGBT Centre through which we will be delivering a range of initiatives including training. We will maintain and improve our position by continuing to embed best practice to achieve our strategic vision relating to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.