Equality objectives

Equality objectives

Our Equality Objectives embody the university’s ambition to create a transformational and aspirational culture of inclusion for all students and staff. We are proud of the rich diversity of our Hallam community, and value a culture where every individual can succeed and thrive.

We aspire to be a place of belonging where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, and which recognises the multiple identities people have. We are committed to creating an environment that celebrates the diversity of students, staff and other stakeholders and enables everyone to achieve their full potential. We believe that excellence will be achieved through recognising the value of every individual and empowering everyone to contribute fully and to derive maximum benefit and enjoyment from their involvement in the life of the university.

We believe that equality, diversity and inclusion is everybody’s responsibility and that the whole Hallam community is responsible for delivering a safe and respectful environment for our students and staff.

The Equality Objectives - 2021–2024

These have been developed around five themes and reflect the Hallam Values of Ambition, Collaboration, Inclusion, Innovation and Integrity. The objectives set out our ambitions for the next three years and will be used to inform our EDI Delivery Plan.

1. Cultural competence

Empower students and staff with the skills to respect different cultures and to study, work and lead inclusively.

2. Equality of access, outcome and experience

Improve equality of access, outcome and experience for students and staff so that all can succeed and thrive.

3. Inclusion

Support all students and staff to bring their whole selves to study or work so that everyone knows they belong.

4. Place

Be a leader in inclusive practice, collaborating with individuals, stakeholders and society.

5. Safety

Provide an environment where all students and staff feel confident in raising concerns and receiving a response.