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University Inclusivity Statement

Providing an inclusive environment

The University of Cumbria is committed to providing an inclusive environment, where staff, students and visitors are encouraged to be their true self, in order to enhance the individual and collective experience. As a university community, we share the social responsibility of enabling this inclusive environment by valuing, respecting and celebrating differences, to ensure that we generate a sense of understanding and belonging.

The university recognises that our differences are our strength, seeking and valuing different perspectives and ideas, in an environment that is without prejudice and bias.

We are committed to embracing our responsibility as a facilitator of change and continue to develop our equality agenda in line with and, where appropriate, beyond the Equality Act 2010. We do not tolerate discrimination, bullying or harassment in any form on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Approved by University Board May 2021

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Policy

We are delighted to share our new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy. This policy applies to all members of our university community, including staff, students, and guests. The new EDI policy supports our aim to become a more inclusive environment where everyone is treated with respect and dignity. We encourage everyone to be their true self and ask our community to share in the social responsibility of respecting and celebrating differences. 

Read Our EDI Policy