Initiatives and Strategies
The Equality and Diversity Unit works with colleagues to develop of initiatives and strategies that help ensure the University of Wolverhampton is at the forefront of Equality and Diversity best practice.
The following proposal was approved by the Equality and Diversity Committee on 1st December 2016 (pending amendments as agreed by the Equality and Diversity Operational Group on 31st January 2017). It outlined the new remit of the Equality and Diversity Unit, to be now focused on Creating, Checking and Championing Best Practice in Equality and Diversity. It justified this change as ensuring that the EDU operates more strategically, whilst supporting other departments in embedding Equality and Diversity in their everday practice.
Click EDU Remit (Word doc 15k) to read the Equality and Diversity Unit Remit
The following proposal was approved by the Equality and Diversity Committee on 1st December 2016 (pending amendments as agreed by the Equality and Diversity Operational Group on 31st January 2017). It outlined the new Equality Objectives, and explained how they fit within the broader framework of the Strategic Plan 2016 - 2021.
Click Equality Objectives 2016 - 2021 (Word doc 19k) to read the paper on the Equality Objectives
The University of Wolverhampton recently received funding from the Office of Students to run a project with the Student Union that aims to prevent hate crime by training students about eevryday examples of Homophobia, Disablism, Islamophobia, Transphobia, Racism and Xenophobia.
The video highlights how seemingly everyday actions can have a negative impact on the person affected, and addresses how jokes or throwaway comments can create divides between people from these communities and within society as a whole.
As part of the University’s wider commitment to equality and diversity, this video will be shown to all new students as part of induction, and promoted more widely as part of a social media campaign. It is intended that this will help to breakdown stereotypical behaviours and adopt a more mutual respect for each other’s individuality.
If you wish to use this video as part of training or other activities, please contact Will Cooling, email@example.com or 01902 32 1146