At Middlesex we believe in the importance of gender equality.
The Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2021, which assess universities against the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), ranked us #12 out of 776 institutions for SDG5 Gender Equality.
We have signed up to the Athena Swan Charter to strengthen our efforts in this area and have been awarded a highly-esteemed Bronze Award which recognises that Middlesex has a solid foundation for eliminating gender bias and developing an inclusive culture that values all staff.
We value all our staff and students equally, regardless of their sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, and transgender status.
We have received a Gold Award from Stonewall – the world’s second-largest LGBTQ+ charity – for our commitment to inclusion of lesbian, gay, bi, trans and queer people in the workplace in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2023. We also ranked 58th (out of 268 institutions) in this Index, and came 8th out of the 30 higher education institutions that took part this year.
We have signed up to the Race Equality Charter, to demonstrate our commitment to improving the representation, progression and success of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students within higher education.
We encourage our students and staff to disclose any disabilities or long-term health conditions, to ensure they receive the support they need to fulfil their potential and thrive in their studies and in the workplace.
Middlesex University is a member of Business Disability Forum and a Disability Confident organisation.
We have a number of Networks that are proactive and successful in instigating and developing new ideas, raising awareness across different issues and experiences, and holding supportive and informative events. They are also instrumental in influencing policy through the University Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
The Changing the Culture Initiative (CCI) is a University-wide programme of projects which tackle discrimination, bullying, harassment, intimidation, violence and any other form of hate.
We aspire to increasing diversity and inclusion at all levels in the University and a priority is to ensure that the University Executive are listening, learning and acting. Reverse mentoring is part of this process.