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)

Stay safe overseas

If you are a student or a member of staff at the University of Plymouth and you are planning to travel, we have provided information and guidance to help you.

Read our guidance notes

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, its School of Computing, Electronics and Mathematics, School of Engineering and School of Psychology attained Athena SWAN bronze awards in recognition of a commitment to improving gender equality in October 2018.

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. 

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

Equality contacts across the University

  • Assoc Dean for Equality and Inclusion / Foundation Dean Peninsula Dental School
    Athena SWAN Co-Chair, Associate Dean for Equality and Inclusion
  • Lecturer in Physiology (Education)
    Athena SWAN Co-Chair
  • Associate Professor in Human Resource Studies
    Athena SWAN Sat Chair
  • Associate Professor (Reader)
    Athena SWAN Sat Chair, School of Art, Design and Architecture
  • Associate Director Student Experience
    Athena SWAN Sat Chair, Plymouth Institute of Education
  • Head of School Humanities and Performing Arts
    Athena SWAN Sat Chair, School of Humanities and Performing Arts
  • Associate Professor (Reader) in Psychology
    Athena SWAN Sat Chair, EDI Lead, School of Psychology
  • Associate Professor in Dietetics
    Athena SWAN Sat Chair, EDI Lead, School of Health Professions
  • Lecturer in Optometry
    Athena SWAN Sat Chair, EDI Lead, School of Health Professions
  • Lecturer in World History since 1800
    CDIC Co-Chair, Athena SWAN Sat Chair, School of Humanities and Performing Arts
  • Associate Professor (Education)
    CDIC Chair
  • Head of Administration
  • Lecturer in Human Resources Management
    EDIC Chair
  • Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning)
    EDIC Chair
  • Senior Administrator - Equality and Diversity Support
    EDIC Co-chair, Equality and Diversity Administrator
  • Associate Professor (Education)
    EDI Lead – School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Lecturer in Adult Nursing
    EDI Lead – School of Nursing and Midwifery
  • Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Physical Geography
    Athena SWAN Sat Chair, EDIC Chair, School of Geography, Earth and Env Sciences
  • Lecturer in Marine Physical Science
    Athena SWAN Sat Chair, EDIC Chair, School of Biological and Marine Sciences
  • Associate Professor in Information Systems (Education)
    Athena SWAN Co-Chair, EDIC Chair, School of Comp, Electronics and Mathematics
  • Associate Dean for International and Postgraduate
    Athena SWAN Co-Chair, EDIC Chair, School of Comp, Electronics and Mathematics
  • Lecturer in Control Systems Engineering
    Athena SWAN Sat Chair, EDIC Chair, School of Engineering
  • Senior Administrator- Equality and Diversity Support
    E&D Administrator

“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