Equality Policy Statement
Bangor University aims to provide an environment which respects and values the positive contribution of all its members so enabling them to achieve their full potential and to gain benefit and enjoyment from their involvement in the life of the University.
To achieve this aim, the University acknowledges the following basic rights for all its members and prospective members:
- To be treated with dignity and respect
- To be treated fairly with regard to all procedures, assessments and choices
- To receive encouragement to reach their full potential.
These rights carry with them responsibilities and the University requires all its members to recognise these rights and to act in accordance with them in all their dealings with other members of the University community.
The University will comply with all relevant legislation and good practice and will not tolerate any individual receiving less favourable treatment on grounds of religious or political beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, family circumstance, race or ethnic origin, nationality, age, social or economic class, or disability, nor be disadvantaged by any other condition or requirement which is not relevant to good practice and cannot be shown to be justifiable.
It is expected that all students and staff adhere to this policy and any breach of it may be dealt with under the Staff or Student Disciplinary Procedures as appropriate.
The University is also committed to widening access to under represented groups in Higher Education. This commitment is accompanied by the recognition that equal opportunities also applies to curriculum, teaching, learning and researching issues as well as to employment and admissions policies and practices.
The University aims to:
- Ensure that the equal opportunities policy statement, accompanying codes of practice and other relevant policies and procedures are widely distributed throughout the institution.
- Establish support systems for staff and students who feel themselves subjected to discrimination.
- Provide training to ensure that equal opportunities principles inform the teaching and learning processes for staff and students.
- Ensure equality of access to Higher Education for all by monitoring and reviewing the recruitment, selection and assessment criteria for students.
- Ensure equality of access to employment to the University by monitoring the recruitment, selection and promotion processes for all staff.
- Ensure that the physical environment and buildings reflect the needs of disabled staff and students.
- Ensure that traders, contractors, institutions or individuals who interact with the University are aware of this policy.
- Regularly review and monitor all institutional policies and practices to ensure compliance with equal opportunity practice.
To support the University's commitment to equality of opportunity, the following policies and procedures have been adopted and are available to download:
- Equal Opportunities Employment Code of Practice
- Dignity at Work and Study Policy
- Parental Leave Policy (Employee Support Framework)
- Emergency Time Off for Dependants (Employee Support Framework)
- Maternity Policy (Employee Support Framework)
- Grievance Procedures for staff and students
- Whistleblowing Policy (Public Interest Disclosure)
- Recruitment and Selection Guidelines
- Language Policy / Bilingual Policy
- Flexible Working
- Welsh Language Code of Practice
- Staff Student Relations Policy