Guidance, documents and policies

This page contains a number of resources including information on improving outcomes assessments, our staff and student equality data and links to relevant equality and diversity strategies and policies (which are inclusive of all protected characteristics, including LGBTQ+, BAME, gender etc.).

2013-2018 Diversity Data

DMUfreedom is De Montfort University’s (DMU) diversity and inclusion charter. It sets out our commitment to the values of freedom to be, to inspire and to succeed. Fairness, equality and inclusion are central to the mission of DMU and extend from our strategic framework throughout all our work to reach all staff and the wider student experience.

A key objective of DMU is to remove diversity related gaps in outcomes and representation. We consider detailed evidence to assist identify where our work should be placed to achieve this. You can download our data for the last five years here.

For information on our student data, please see our Office for Students Access agreement report  

Improving outcomes assessments

What is an improving outcomes assessment?
An improving outcomes assessment is a process of equality analysis carried out as part of development of any strategic plans, new or revised policies, procedures, projects major events, efficiency considerations and environment changes, such as estates changes.  It is intended to enhance our work through consideration of the diversity of our staff, students and stakeholders

Who carries out an improving outcomes assessment?
Improving outcomes assessments are normally carried out by the person or group who is responsible for the piece of work being developed.

Do I need to complete an improving outcomes assessment?
The policy provides guidance on when it is necessary to conduct an assessment, including information on our legal obligations under the Equality Act 2010.   If after reviewing the policy you are still unsure on how to progress, please contact

How do I carry out an improving outcomes assessment?
Guidance and a blank form is available in the policy.  Expert IOA practitioners are currently being trained in your area and will be able to assist you complete the assessment.  A list of expert practitioners will soon be available on this page.

What do I do with the form once it is complete?
Once the form is complete, please embed the action plan (if completed) within your operational plans, and forward a copy of the form to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team:

Policy, guidance and templates:
We have developed a policy, guidance and blank form for completing an improving outcomes assessment (click here).

For further sources of support in completing an Improving Outcomes Assessment, please click here (IOA guidance located at the bottom of the page)

Equality and diversity relevant strategies and policies



  • Access to Work
  • Access to Personal Records Held in HR
  • Attendance Management Policy
  • Dignity at Work Policy 
  • Employee Support
  • Equality of Opportunity in Employment
  • Flexible Working Policy
  • Maternity, Adoption and Paternity Leave Policy
  • Parental Leave
  • Policy on Support and Procedures for Trans, Gender Fluid and Non-Binary Staff and Students
  • Recruitment and Selection, Policy, Procedure and Guidelines


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