Birkbeck equality and diversity statement
Birkbeck is proud of its diversity and recognises the value that this brings to College life. The College embraces and celebrates the differences between people, recognising the strengths and benefits of a diverse, inclusive society, workforce and student body. In the spirit of its founder George Birkbeck, the College believes that education should be available to all sections of society, providing an inclusive working and learning environment for students and staff, so that all may develop to their full potential.
Birkbeck is committed to providing the highest quality academic and working environment, where all staff, students, visitors and contractors are employed, welcomed, respected and treated in a fair manner that is free from unlawful . , , , , , , , , , political belief, social status or career status. Subject to statutory provisions, no one shall be treated less favourably because of
The College is committed to promoting equality and diversity in all aspects of its activities, through the development of fair and equitable policies, procedures, academic programmes of study, courses, training and development programmes, which are consistently applied and regularly monitored. Birkbeck encourages and promotes an inclusive approach that treats colleagues, students and other service users with respect.
The College will work to ensure that it benchmarks its work against national schemes, including , the Race Equality Charter Mark, Two Ticks, Mindful Employers and the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme.
The College will meet all statutory obligations under relevant legislation and, where appropriate, anticipate future legal requirements. This will be informed by:
- Equality Act 2010 and associated secondary legislation
- Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008
- Racial and Religious Hatred Act 2006
- Civil Partnership Act 2004
- Gender Recognition Act 2004
- Criminal Justice Act 2003
- Human Rights Act 1998
- Protection from Harassment Act 1997
- Special Education Needs and Disability Act 2001.