Solent University aims to foster a community with a culture of mutual trust, fairness, harmony and respect. The University implements policies to promote fair treatment and equality of opportunity for all present and potential students and staff, regardless of age, disability, ethnic or national origin, family responsibility or social class, gender identity, membership of professional associations or trade unions, marital/civil partnership status, political or religious beliefs, race, sex and sexual orientation.
Our equality, diversity and inclusivity scheme draws together the University’s responsibilities to promote equality, diversity and inclusivity for everyone who works, studies and visits at Solent.
Equality in employment
The University’s policy is to continue working towards an environment free from discrimination and intolerance in all forms and one in which everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
Equality in employment policy
Our equality in employment policy provides details on how the University is committed to social justice, aiming for an environment free from discrimination and intolerance in all forms and one in which everyone is treated with dignity and respect.
Gender pay gap review
Solent University are committed to continuing to work on closing the gender pay gap and are putting steps in place to do so.
Gender pay gap review 2022
Gender pay gap review 2021
Gender pay gap review 2020
Gender pay gap review 2019
Gender pay gap review 2018
The University's pay statement outlines the pay system and pay arrangements for staff, their governance and the proportional relationship between the highest earner - the Vice-Chancellor - and the lowest point in use in our pay structure.
Equality and diversity report
The University is proud to have achieved the Disability Confident Employer status level, demonstrating our commitment to ensuring an inclusive and accessible environment for all.
Equality and diversity report (employees 2018/19)
Equality in the student body
This document sets out the University’s equality, diversity and inclusion policy specifically for students and applies to students studying both on and off campus. It complements and reinforces the University’s position articulated in the staff policies ‘Equality in employment in the University’ and ‘behaviour at work’.
Student equality, diversity and inclusion policy
The student equality forum (SEF) also conducts annual equality and diversity monitoring – the most recent reports are below:
Student Equality Forum (SEF) annual report 2013/14
Student Equality Forum (SEF) annual report 2012/13
Student Equality Forum (SEF) annual report 2011/12
Student Equality Forum (SEF) annual report 2010/11
IHRA definition of antisemitism
Solent University is committed to remaining a fair, diverse and inclusive university that challenges and tackles inequality in all its forms. To support us in our work, we have adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance's (IHRA) definition of antisemitism as a guide to interpreting and understanding antisemitism.
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