DMU logo

Equality Information

Policies, Statements and Strategic Plans

The following are also of relevance to informing our equality work.






This new Charter, with an introduction by Vice-Chancellor Professor Dominic Shellard, outlines DMU's Equality and Diversity Charter for 2016-20 and includes our equality and diversity objectives.

Download the DMUfreedom Charter

Statistical Data on Staff and Students

Our information includes our statistical data, reports of staff and student surveys, relevant staff and student policies and audit reports. This data is important, as we are able to assess the extent to which we are being fair and inclusive. The data is presented over the last three years to show recent trends, and is based mostly on data provided to the Higher Education Statistics Agency. All of these documents may be downloaded from our website and are available as PDF and Word documents. Documents can be prepared in alternative accessible formats. Please contact the Head of Equality and Diversity on or 0116 250 6436.

The university is continuously developing and improving both its monitoring and engagement processes. If you are a member of staff and would like to update your details, this can either be done via the Staff Portal, personal tab or by completing an Equality and Diversity Questionnaire and sending it to the HR Services Team, Eric Wood Building, or confidentially via email to  DMU has introduced a wide range of data gathering measures for students including on: religion and belief, sexual orientation and transgender. Future student diversity reports will seek to include information in these areas.

For staff wishing to change information on their gender, this can be done confidentially in a variety of ways, for more information, please click here.

Previous Equality Objectives

Staff and Student Surveys and Involvement/Engagement Activities
DMU is committed to understanding, incorporating and responding to the views of its diverse staff and student population.  Ways in which we collate information and engage includes:

  • Staff Engagement Survey 2015
  • Staff and Student Network Groups (disabled staff; black and ethnic minority staff; lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender staff; religion; belief groups)
  • Attendance by the Vice President of Student Welfare at the DMU Equality and Diversity Committee
  • Responding to issues arising from the National Student Survey and DMU-specific consultation exercises


Please address any feedback to Chris Hall, Head of Equality and Diversity, at

News target area image

DMU is a dynamic university, read about what we have been up to in our latest news section.

Events target area image

At DMU there is always something to do or see, check out our events for yourself.

Mission and vision target area image
Mission and vision

Read about our mission and vision and how these create a supportive and exciting learning environment.