Equality, diversity and inclusion

University of Greenwich is committed to creating a positive, supportive working environment for all our students and staff. We value the diversity of all our students to be:

  • Treated with respect and dignity at all times
  • To be treated fairly with regard to all procedures, assessments and choices
  • Actively discourage discriminatory behavior or practice
  • Participate in training and encourage learning opportunities to reach to one's potential.

We provide guidance and training in equality, diversity and inclusion issues for all our staff and will:

  • Publicise and raise awareness of its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy amongst student and staff
  • Promote and raise wariness of its equality statement and supporting policies amongst student and staff
  • Operate a fair, open and transparent procedure for the recruitment of staff
  • Provide fair and accessible opportunities for training and promotion for staff
  • Operate fair and transparent procedures for student assessment, progression and attainment of awards
  • Promote the use of inclusive language and avoid the use of words or phrases which are discriminatory or exclusive in all university publications and correspondence
  • Introduce new and update existing policies and procedures which support our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy.

The university has the following Equality, Diversity and Inclusion accreditations which supports students and staff

Two Ticks

The university is a recognised two-ticks disability symbol holder and operates a guaranteed interview scheme for all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the role they wish to apply for.

The minimum criteria can be found in the person specification section of the job description.

For further information on any of our current roles, please contact the Human Resources department via jobs@gre.ac.uk.

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HR Excellence in Research

The university has been successful in gaining the European Commission's HR Excellence in Research accreditation, demonstrating its commitment to improving the working conditions and career development of researchers. This is a UK-wide process, demonstrating that the university is fully compliant with the Concordat to Support the Career Development of Researchers, and aligned with the principles of the European Charter for Researchers and Code of Conduct for their Recruitment.

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Athena SWAN

The University of Greenwich is one of more than one hundred universities and research institutions to have signed up to the Athena SWAN Charter. The Charter encourages and recognises good practice in the employment of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) subjects in higher education.

The university was successful in obtaining an Institutional Bronze Award in April 2015 – the first of the three levels in demonstrating a commitment to advancing women in STEMM.

Athena SWAN has recently been expanded to incorporate a broader range of academic disciplines including Arts and Humanities, as well as professional services and trans staff and students.

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Stonewall Diversity Champions

The university is a proud member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions Programme, Britain's good practice employers' forum on sexual orientation.

We know that people perform better when they can be themselves and in the battle for talent, we want to make sure we are attracting the best and most diverse staff around.

Our work with Stonewall helps us to promote an open, inclusive culture, ensuring that our staff are able to develop their capabilities, competence and confidence in a supportive and progressive environment.

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Race Equality Charter

The university has now subscribed to the Charter where work will commence to apply for the award as from January 2016.  We aim to foster change in the higher education sector with the intention of improving the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students. This includes white minority ethnic backgrounds.