About the University of Leicester

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. 

Equity, diversity and inclusion at the University of Leicester

What equity, diversity and inclusion means for our University community.

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
  • Adopting a multi-level approach that is focused at the course, college and university level in our research-informed best inclusion practice through the University of Leicester Institute for Inclusivity in Higher Education.

Ours is an inclusive environment and we welcome assistance animals on to our campus. We recognise the role assistance animals have in supporting and assisting disabled people. Find out more about Assistance Animals on Campus (Word, 52kb).

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