Equality & Diversity Policies

Here you will find details of the key Equality & Diversity policies at the University, which enable us to build an inclusive environment and embed the principles of our Excellence Through Inclusion Strategy.

For a full list of University policies see Policies, Procedures & Related Guidance.

Equal Opportunities

EOIt is the University's policy as an employer to treat all people with dignity and respect, equally irrespective of any of the 'Protected Characteristics' as defined by the Equality Act 2010.

The Equal Opportunities Policy and Code of Practice for Staff includes a statement from University Council which lays out our commitment to equal treatment of all individuals on the basis of relevant merits and abilities. This is addressed within our Excellence Through Inclusion Strategy

Harassment Policy

HarassmentThe University defines personal harassment as any behaviour which is unacceptable to the recipient and which creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive environment for employment, study or social life.

These pages contain the Harassment Code of Practice, guidelines on what to do if you experience personal harassment, and details of the Personal Harassment Network.

Flexible Working

Flexible WorkingAll staff are encouraged to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

The University has a Flexible Working Policy available to all, with guidance available for Managers and all staff. Other relevant guidance is available for volunteering, civic and public duties and flexibility in relation to the Sheffield Professional.

In addition staff have access to our free Juice programme, and are entitled to discounts on a range of health and well-being offers.

Family Friendly Support

FS The University is committed to helping working parents to balance work and family life, whilst this is compatible with the interests of the University.

Policies around Family Leave include:

Maternity Leave, Paternity / Partner Leave, Adoption Leave, Parental Leave, Time off for Dependants Policy

For further information see the Policy pages.