Equality, diversity and inclusion

Our Diversity Calendar 

"The calendar offers week-by-week highlights of cultural and religious events that are important to staff across the institution. It is a really good reminder of the diversity that exists here in the University and the value we attach to an environment where all colleagues and students are respected regardless of their values or beliefs.”

Professor Bridie Kent
Executive Dean, Faculty of Health & Human Sciences

Download our Diversity Calendar 2018/19 (PDF)

Annual Pay Gap Report

Every March we are required to publish our gender pay gap data. 

Read our March 2018 report

In addition, we have developed a short clip with infographics to support the report.

Athena SWAN

The University of Plymouth has been a member of ECU and the Athena SWAN charter since 2009 and all of our Faculties / Schools have developed plans to have submitted / achieved an Athena SWAN charter at least at a bronze level by November 2019. This requires us to review equality data to enable us to review how our women and men are represented across our grades and able to progress through the University, including the identification of possible barriers within the working environment. We are also looking at intersectionality, including for example, the representation of female BME staff.

Find out more about our Athena work


We are committed to promoting a positive work and study environment, free from unlawful discrimination for our employees and students on the grounds of disability.

We offer a range of guidance and support

Race and ethnicity

Our equality and diversity and anti-bullying and anti-harassment policies make it clear that discrimination or harassment on the grounds of ethnicity, including race, colour and nationality is unacceptable.

Find out more about our policies and support

University of Plymouth Women's Network

Focusing specifically on providing a unified voice for people who identify as a woman, the network is open to all staff within our University community. Our network is inclusive, and men are welcome to join and attend our events and engage in the discussion on gender parity for all.

Find out about our network and events

“An important part of our University is the value we place on being a diverse and inclusive community, where we learn and benefit from our rich variety of backgrounds and beliefs. This in part is why the University of Plymouth is such an enriching place to work and to study.”

Professor Judith Petts CBE

Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive, University of Plymouth