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We celebrate diversity and welcome LGBT* students. We are a safe, friendly and welcoming environment for everyone to work, learn and visit. As a Stonewall Diversity Champion, we recognise that LGBT* students may face different challenges and we have numerous services to support you during your time at Winchester.

Our Senior Champion

"I am the Senior Champion for Equality and Diversity in the University. The Vice-Chancellor and all members of the Senior Management team are deeply committed to creating a University community in which all members can flourish. We delight in diversity and have a passion for equality. As Senior Champion I have a particular responsibility to the Vice-Chancellor for these matters. I have a long history of involvement in equality and justice movements and as a theologian I have written a great deal on sexuality and gender in the Christian tradition. I chair the University's Equality and Diversity Committee.

"Our staff tell us through our Staff Survey that the University is an inclusive place to work but there is always more we can do. We want to be models of best practice. So if there is anything you, as a student or member of staff, think we are doing wrong or anything we can do better, please do let me know.

Together we can continue to create a safe, inclusive and hospitable environment for all regardless of race, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, belief, marital/civil ceremony status, disability or parental responsibilities."

Professor Elizabeth Stuart - First Deputy Vice-Chancellor  

 

 

OUTList

Our OUTList consists of members of our diverse community, including students, academics, support staff and others affiliated with the University who either identify as a sexual minority or are heterosexual allies of those who do.

About the list

We are supporters of equality and advocates for diversity. We have listed our names below as a celebration of the inclusive environment we work in. Some of us are straight, some gay, some bisexual and trans; all of us are supporters of equality for all

Students, staff and applicants to the institution are welcome to contact individuals on the OUTList for advice and networking.

If you wish to contact anyone on the OUTlist please email Equalities & Staff Development and they will be able to arrange this.

Stonewall

We became a Stonewall Diversity Champion in October 2010.

By signing to join the programme we became part of a good practice forum in which employers can work with Stonewall and with each other on sexual orientation issues. Becoming a Champion also highlights our commitment to working to support lesbian, gay and bisexual staff.

Since its start in 2005, the Stonewall Diversity Champion programme has grown from 100 to 600 members. Being a member presents a unique opportunity for us to engage with other employers on sexual orientation issues. We are proud to be part of this community.

Our workforce and policies

Workforce profile

The report below provides an overall summary of the salaried workforce profile.

Download Staff equality report 2015-2016

Further analysis of the University's profile characteristics can be found below:

Age: University's age profile, includes a breakdown by staff group

Download report: Age profile

Disability: An analysis of the salaried workforce with a declared disability

Download report: Disability profile

Ethnicity: The report provides statistics on our staff by Ethnicity including BME

Download report: Ethnicity profile

Gender: This document gives insight into our salaried staff workforce by gender

Download report: Gender profile

Religion or Belief: An insight into our workforce in regards to the declared religion or belief

Download report: Religion or belief profile

Sexual Orientation: Demonstrates the declared sexual orientation of the workforce

Download report: Sexual profile

Policies and procedures

We recognise that equality should be embedded in all our activities. We seek to promote awareness of equality and foster good practice. We are committed to a programme of action to support our equality policy, monitor its effectiveness, and to publish information on progress towards our equality aims.

Our policies, practices, procedures and other functions will have due regard to its duties under the Equality Act 2010 and to the protected characteristics specified within it, as well as other relevant circumstances including parental or caring responsibilities, contract type, and working hours.

For more information, see our policies and procedures.