The University of Sunderland aims to create an environment in which all staff and students, whatever their sexuality, feel equally welcome and valued, and in which discriminatory behaviour is not tolerated. This aim is supported by Government legislation, more detail of which can be found here.
We have developed a policy on sexual orientation which seeks to ensure everyone is treated with equal dignity and respect, regardless of their sexuality.
The University also has Staff and Student groups in place which offer support and advice as well as the opportunity improve the experience of others. Additionally, we feature LGB issues on Spark FM, our community radio station.
Workplace Equality Index
The University of Sunderland is a Stonewall Diversity Champion, committed to improving our workplace for lesbian, gay and bisexual staff. For more information please click here.
Dignity and Respect
Our principles of dignity and respect are also reflected in our staff Dignity at Work Procedure and our Student Complaints Procedure. A dedicated section for staff and students who need advice on bullying or harassment issues can be found here.
For students, social events information and support on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender issues can be found via the Students Union website or your officer, email@example.com
The University has undertaken a number of projects in this area. Further details of some of these projects can be found here.
Out! North East
For the most recent publications of Out! North East, a LGBT news and lifestyle magazine, please click here.
For further information, see Stonewall's website.