Equality is a key issue that all academic institutions are required to address and Newman University takes this responsibility to students and staff very seriously.

Equality Act 2010
The Equality Act 2010 introduced a general Public Sector Equality Duty, which public bodies, including universities and university colleges, have to meet. The general duty has three aims and requires public bodies to have due regard to the need to:

  • eliminate unlawful discrimination, harassment and victimisation and other conduct prohibited by the Equality Act 2010
  • advance equality of opportunity between people from different groups. This involves considering the need to:
    • to remove or minimise disadvantages suffered by people due to their protected characteristic
    • meet the needs of people with protected characteristics
    • encourage people with protected characteristics to participate in public life or in other activities where their participation is low
  • foster good relations between persons who she a relevant protected characteristic and persons who do not share it. This involves:
    • tackling prejudice 
    • promoting understanding between people from different groups

The 9 protected characteristics are:

The general duty is underpinned by specific duties. The specific duties aim to help public bodies perform better in meeting the general equality duty and require the University to publish:



pdf  Annual report 2013-14
Last updated: 29 September 2014

pdf  Commitment to Equality and Diversity
Last updated: 13 October 2014

pdf  Newman Equality Scheme 2011 - 2015
Last updated: 13 February 2012

pdf  PSED Employment Action Plan July 2013
Last updated: 31 July 2013

pdf  Staff Data - 2015
Last updated: 15 June 2016

pdf  Staff Data 2016
Last updated: 15 September 2017

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