Equality and diversity
Sheffield Hallam University is committed to advancing equality of opportunity, experience and outcome, ensuring that students and staff realise their full potential. This is reflected through the University’s values of inclusion and supportiveness, with equality, diversity and inclusion acting as key enablers to the University Strategy.
Our Equality Objectives 2017–2020 set our vision to be recognised as a University that adds value to the futures of all our students, staff and partners by drawing on their unique and diverse talents and providing an environment that allows everyone to flourish and succeed.
Our Equality Information Reports provide information about the protected characteristics of our students and our employees as well as potential students and employees based on data currently available. The information is used to inform policy development and decision-making to ensure Sheffield Hallam University maintains and enhances its inclusive environment.
For more information and to download Equality Objectives 2017–2020 and Equality Information Reports please visit our Equality Reporting page.
For advice on equality and diversity, Sheffield Hallam equality policies, and the Equality Act 2010, please visit our enquiry page.
For all the latest developments on the implications for higher education, please visit the Equality Challenge Unit website (now part of Advance HE), and for national equalities information please visit Equality and Human Rights Commission, and Government Equalities Office.
Athena SWAN recognises commitment to the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all. Established in 2005 to encourage and advance women in STEMM (science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine), the charter has been expanded to cover equality for all genders. The charter now includes not only STEMM, but AHSSBL (Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Law) and professional and support staff.
We are proud to hold bronze status for the whole University, as well as one departmental silver award and four departmental bronze awards.
Gender Pay Gap
Fairness in pay is vital and the University is committed to ensuring there is equal pay for work of equal value for all its employees. We continue to work to reduce our pay gaps and are progressing the implementation of a number of plans to address this issue.
View these plans, along with our full gender pay gap report for 2019 (PDF).
We are proud to be a Working Families employer. With nearly 40 years’ experience, Working Families is unique in helping both employers and their employees create high-performing workplaces that offer an equilibrium between the demands of work and home so that families thrive and businesses prosper.
We are positive about disability and proud to be a Disability Confident Leader.
Race Equality Charter
Sheffield Hallam University is one of 39 institutions to become a member of the Race Equality Charter (REC), part of the Equality Challenge Unit. Nationally recognised, the charter promotes the representation, progress and success of black and minority ethnic (BAME) staff and students in the Higher Education sector.
We recognise that racial inequalities continue to exist within society and in the HE sector as a whole. As an institution, we are committed to taking a strategic approach to making cultural and systemic changes that will make a real difference to our minority ethnic staff and students. Participation in the Race Equality Charter will help us assess our current position in relation to race and ethnicity and shape and develop our action plan for change.
Sheffield Hallam University has detailed information about the accessibility of its buildings on the AccessAble website. AccessAble (the new name for DisabledGo) is an award-winning disability organisation that has been in operation since 2000. It produces detailed online access guides to a wide range of venues.
The information provided by AccessAble aims to empower disabled people to make their own informed decisions as to the usability of a venue based on their own particular access requirements.
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