An equal and diverse place to work: the power of difference
We are proud of our diverse and inclusive community and mindful of its vital importance to our success. Education is about contact with new ideas and diversity in people creates diversity of thought.
We know that when people come together with different views, approaches and insights it leads to richer, more creative and innovative teaching and research, better understanding of student needs and aspirations and the highest level of student experience.
We actively work towards creating a socially diverse workplace where everyone can be themselves, and where we all embrace each other’s unique backgrounds and heritage, strengths and skills. Diverse, inclusive teams solve problems better and develop broader and more creative solutions, and so we work hard to help staff tap into this power.
We also know how important this is to you, and we welcome difference because we want you to see the University of Sheffield as a workplace where you can be yourself, and perform at your best.
When we recruit we aim to bring together diverse teams with the relative skills, strengths and identities to make a positive impact on the University and the world. We want to hear from people who are as committed as we are to putting diversity, inclusion and belonging into practice to make the most significant contribution possible to the great challenges of the century.
Getting involved: network groups
When you join the University of Sheffield you can access a range of active networking and support groups that provide opportunities for social interaction, peer support and personal development. These networks are run by staff for staff and bring together people working right across the University that identify with the group.
Find out more about the following staff networks:
|LGBT Staff Network||Women@TUoS NETwork||Staff & Disability Network||Parents@TUOS Network|
How are we doing?
In our most recent staff survey in 2016, 92% of staff told us they are treated with fairness and respect and some of the highest positive scoring questions were related to equality and diversity areas.
Find out why this is a remarkable place to work
We are proud of our dedication to equality and enjoy celebrating the diversity of our staff.
Our commitment to being an equal opportunities employer is recognised externally as well as by our own staff.
Our practices and policies