Equality, Diversity and Inclusion - Policies and Information

The University of Nottingham is a community where everyone can contribute and be appreciated for who they are. We strive to provide an inclusive, respectful and considerate environment where you can be yourself and where you are supported to accomplish your goals.

We believe that in addition to being unjust, discrimination represents a lost opportunity to draw on rich and diverse perspectives and experiences. It denies individuals a voice and an opportunity to reach their full potential, and deprives the University of access to the full expression of talent, value and contribution from its community members which we know is critical to our success.


We aim to ensure that:

  • All staff, students and University representatives feel safe, included, comfortable and supported to be their very best in all that they do
  • The University is the best it can be, with a high performing and diverse staff and student body
  • All staff and students visibly contribute to the values of the University and its wider impact

Our wide range of policies and schemes address equality and diversity issues for staff and you can access these below.

Equality, diversity and inclusion policy

Guidance on religion and belief

Supporting transgender staff guidance

Work and the menopause: a guide for managers

Athena SWAN gold award

Reasonable adjustments

Hair and head coverings guidance

Note: the toolkit for supporting disabled staff is currently under review to improve its accessibility.



Last edited May 21, 2024