Monitoring and Statistics

To comply with the Equality Act and support our commitment to equality and diversity we produce and publish an Equality and Diversity Annual Diversity Report for our Governing Council. In this spirit of openness and transparency this is published, along with some key statistics, on our external website.

Equality and Diversity Annual Report

The Staff Annual Diversity Report documents and summaries key trends in relation to the University’s performance in the areas of equality and diversity, with an aim of highlighting successes and informing the planning process to target areas where improvements should be made. The report focuses on performance against the 4 main objectives in our Strategy:

In addition to the objectives described above, the report also presents an opportunity to summarise the main activities over the previous year.

We have a public duty to report our gender pay gap to the Government Equalities Office and to do so, we compare the pay of our male and female employees and the distribution of gender by pay quartile.

Our mean gender pay gap is 11.2% and the median pay gap is 17.8%. Our figures are slightly higher than the national average of 15.4% (ONS, 2021), but we are not complacent. Efforts to support female career progression through the Aurora Leadership programme and the Athena Swan Charter ensure that gender equity remains a high priority for the University.

This year’s report also includes our ethnicity pay gap data.  In this report, the ethnicity pay gap is defined as the difference between the average pay of Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) and non-BAME staff. Our data shows that there is no ethnicity pay gap at the University. Our mean ethnicity pay gap is -2.4% and the median ethnicity pay gap is -4.1%, with the minus figures contributing to the shrinking gap. Our work as members of the Race Equality Charter ensures race equity remains a high priority.

Pay gap reporting is an important step toward addressing imbalances within the workplace. As an organisation we are committed to equality, diversity, and inclusion and we continue to look for opportunities to increase our focus and attention.