Equality and Diversity

The University of Nottingham recognises that its staff and students are central to its success. We are fully committed to:

  • Providing equality of opportunity for our staff and students.
  • Freedom from unlawful discrimination on the grounds of race, nationality, ethnic origin, colour, gender identity and/or expression, marital or civil partnership status, disability, sexual orientation, religious, spiritual or political beliefs, age or social class.

In order to achieve our goals and maintain our values we aim to attract, recruit and retain staff and students of the highest standard. Only by ensuring equality of opportunity can the University be confident that it is recruiting from the widest available pool of talented individuals.

The University expects all of its staff and students to follow the ethical behaviours set out in the Nolan Principles. These are: selflessness, integrity, objectivity, accountability, openness, honesty and leadership. These Principles underlie the University's Ethical Framework and are incorporated  into this policy.

The Equality Act 2010 brings together and extends existing equality legislation and identifies the following as protected characteristics: