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A proud declaration

This is DMUfreedom, a clear declaration of our commitment to equality and diversity.

Rooted in a culturally vibrant city, we know that we are strengthened and supported by our local community, as well as by our students, staff and partners, each with distinctive identities, from a spectrum of cultures and backgrounds. In turn, the support we can offer others helps to overcome obstacles, fosters ambition, and encourages all to contribute positively to our society.

Recently, DMU has been recognised for our work in equality and diversity. We have risen in the prestigious Stonewall Top 100 Employers league table; were commended by the Quality Assurance Agency in our 2015 Higher Education Review; and became one of the first UK universities to receive the Race Equality Charter Bronze Award. However, there is much work left to do.

DMUfreedom places our approach to inclusivity at the heart of everything we do at our university. This charter is not a rulebook. Rather, it is a guide and an encouragemen tto act boldly, to explore intellectually, and to challenge conventional norms and prejudice, for the good of all.


Professor Dominic Shellard