Newman University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive community which encourages all students and employees to fulfil their potential and which values individuals because of their differences. This is in keeping with Newman University’s Catholic foundation and mission statement.
We recognise the benefits to the organisation of drawing on a wide range of skills and experience from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. A diverse student body will promote innovation and creativity. A more balanced staff profile will visibly demonstrate to students and employees alike that we are committed to providing an environment that fosters equality of opportunity for all.
We also anticipate that students and employees will benefit from learning and working in an inclusive environment which allows them to contribute fully and effectively to the organisation.
Newman University supports all aspects of equality, and in particular the six key strands of race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation and religion or belief. It also recognises the specific duties that exist in relation to disability, gender and race and has implemented detailed policies and action plans in these three areas. The University is working on producing a single equality scheme to encompass all aspects of equality and diversity.
This policy has been adopted after consultation with the Equality and Diversity Committee, recognised Trade Unions, the Student Union and senior managers across the University.