Equity, equality, diversity and inclusion

Equity, equality, diversity and inclusion

Our vision is “Sheffield Hallam: A Culture of Inclusion”. This means creating a diverse, inclusive and welcoming environment in which everyone feels they belong, irrespective of background or identity.

Front cover of the Hallam Equity, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EEDI) Framework 2024-27 showing two people talkingThe Hallam Equity, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EEDI) Framework 2024-27 sets the strategic direction for all the work we're doing to become the most inclusive university we can be for our students, staff and communities. It sets out the aims and equality objectives which give focus to our inclusion work.

We regularly publish equality reports to show how we're progressing towards the achievement of our vision, aims and equality objectives.

Athena SWAN

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 one departmental bronze award.

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Pay Gaps

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.

Read more about our plans and progress in our Pay Gap Report 2023 (DOCX, 837.1KB). You can request an accessible version of the report by email from hrodadvisory@shu.ac.uk

Disability Confident

Disability Confident logoWe are positive about disability and proud to be a Disability Confident Leader.

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Race Equality Charter

Race Equality Charter (REC)

Sheffield Hallam University is a member of the Race Equality Charter (REC), part of Advance HE. Nationally recognised, the charter promotes the representation, progress and success of black and minority ethnic staff and students in the Higher Education sector.

We recognise that racial inequalities continue to exist within society and in the 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.

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University of Sanctuary

We are a University of Sanctuary. Our initiatives in support of sanctuary seekers are led by a steering group of senior University leaders, academics and students.

More about how we support sanctuary seekers


AccessAble logoSheffield 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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