Here at Bucks New University we actively promote equality; we value diversity and inclusivity and want all individuals to be treated with respect whoever they are, however they identify and whatever characteristics they feel are important to their identity.
Why is EDI important?
We want everyone to be comfortable in feeling that they can be who they want to be whilst at work and study. EDI underpins our CORD values (clarity, openness, respect and delivery on commitments) and influences everything we do.
Our vision is to be a leading professional and creative influence, shaping higher education for the benefit of people and employers. We recognise the benefits a diverse workforce and student body can bring to our institution. We are firmly committed to celebrating diversity and promoting equality of opportunity across all the 'protected characteristics' as defined by the Equality Act 2010.
The Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee, chaired by the Pro Vice-Chancellor Education, is responsible for providing leadership, support and guidance on all equality matters for both staff and students. The responsibility for day to day matters, advice on embedding equalities into all our practices and employee training falls to the Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager.
Our action plans supported by the related policies on this site demonstrate the measures we are taking to progress our commitment to EDI. Our work in this area is actively monitored by the EDI Committee and University Council and is published annually, along with other equality monitoring information as part of our Public Sector Equality Duty.
We are proud to be members of the Stonewall Diversity Champions scheme and to hold the 'disability confident employer' accreditation from Jobcentre Plus for having a positive approach to employing disabled people. We are also a signatory on the MINDFUL EMPLOYER charter and have signed the Time to Change pledge in partnership with the Students' Union. Within the Higher Education sector we are a member of the Equality Challenge Unit (ECU).
What does this mean to you?
Whether you are a student, employee or a visitor we will welcome and treat you with dignity and respect. As a student you will find that our commitment is furthered in the Learning Partnership Agreement, which has been created in partnership with the Students' Union.
Please follow this link to our policies.
Who we are
- Sean Mackney - Pro Vice-Chancellor Education, Chair of EDI Committee
- Pam Owen - EDI Manager
All enquiries contact:
Tel: 01494 603 098 / ext. 3098