Equality and Diversity

Taking pride in our diverse community of staff and students.

Manchester Metropolitan University is proud of its diverse community of staff, students and visitors. We are committed to creating a positive environment where everybody is treated with dignity and respect.

The University aims to build a culture where:

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Equality is about ensuring everybody has an equal opportunity, and is not treated differently or discriminated against because of their characteristics. Equality of opportunity is about ensuring everybody has an equal chance to take up opportunities and also to make full use of the opportunities on offer and to fulfil their potential.

Diversity is about taking account of the differences between people and groups of people, and placing a positive value on those differences. Diversity is about celebrating and valuing how different we all are. This is strongly linked with promoting human rights and freedoms, based on principles such as dignity and respect. Diversity is about recognising, valuing and taking account of people's different backgrounds, knowledge, skills, and experiences, and encouraging and using those differences to create a productive and effective workforce. 


Keep up to date with our progress and activity in the Equality and Diversity  Annual Report 2018-19

See the overview of the University's Gender Pay Gap.

Gender Pay Gap 2019

Gender Pay Gap 2018 

Gender Pay Gap 2017

The Team

The Equality and Diversity team has responsibility for all areas of equality, diversity and inclusion across the University.

We’re award winning and lead on a number of prestigious equality charter marks, programmes and staff networks which demonstrate our commitment and progress in ensuring an inclusive working environment. 


Equality Charters

Athena SWAN

The aim of Advance HE's charter is recognising advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all. The University currently holds a Bronze Institutional Award. 


Disability Confident

Disability Confident is a government scheme designed to encourage employers to recruit and retain disabled people and those with health conditions. The University is a Disability Confident Leader. 


Disability Standard

The Business Disability Forum’s (BDF) Disability Standard is the world’s only management tool that enables organisations to accurately plan for, and measure their progress towards becoming an increasingly disability-smart organisation. In 2017, we became the first university to achieve the top ‘Gold’ status since the assessment was introduced in 2004, making us one of just five organisations to have achieved the highest rating of Gold. 

Stonewall Workplace Equality Index

The Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (WEI) is the definitive benchmarking tool for employers to measure their progress on lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) inclusion in the workplace. Manchester Metropolitan is currently ranked 22nd in the WEI Top 100 and ranked 2nd in the English education sector.

We also

Get in touch with the team at equalities@mmu.ac.uk.

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