Gender Pay Gap

The Government introduced legislation in 2017 for organisations with over 250 employees to report their Gender Pay Gap. The gender pay gap is defined as the difference between the mean or median hourly rate of pay that male and female employees receive.  I’m sure you are aware that there has been much media interest in this matter.

The mean gender pay gap for the University is 10.59% and the median is 10.75%.  This compares favourably with the latest Higher Education sector mean of 14.1% and median of 14.8%.*

As a University with a commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion, this favourable position is not a reason for complacency but rather an opportunity for us to examine and understand the data and reasons for the gap.  We are confident that males and females are paid equally for doing equal jobs across the university. There are a number of reasons for the gap, from the gender distribution of senior roles, to time in service where incremental points affect pay.

Professor Rebecca Bunting
Vice-Chancellor

March 2018


*More detailed data can be found in our Gender Pay Gap Report 2017.

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