Equality Diversity and Inclusion at Brookes

  • Oxford Brookes University is committed to the advancement of equality, diversity and inclusion.  It seeks, through all its policies and actions, to be a genuinely inclusive organisation, and draws for this on good practice throughout the higher education sector and wider economy with a view to integrating the principles of equal treatment and the promotion of diversity into all aspects of the University’s day-to-day life.  This is articulated in our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy.

    The University takes an evidence-based approach to EDI and uses data to drive change and set priorities.  These are articulated in our EDI Strategy 2015-18 and EDI Objectives and Action Plan

    EDI Reporting

    The EDI AdvisoryGroup, chaired by the Vice Chancellor and reporting to the Executive Board, is responsible for producing the University’s Annual EDI Report, recommendations for action, and developing and monitoring equality objectives and other requirements under the Public Sector Duty of the Equality Act 2010.  See EDI Annual Reports.  

    Key Contacts

    Responsibility for EDI lies with each and every member of the Oxford Brookes community and more formally with the Board of Governors.  However, to ensure the University meets its legal obligations, actively promotes good practice and monitors our progress, different areas of the University have special responsibility for developing and implementing EDI policy and practices.  

    • HR Business Partnership Manager and team take the lead in advancing EDI policy and practice, providing advice and guidance on EDI issues as they relate to the university workforce, and ensuring effective communication.
    • The Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice (CDPRP) is an interdisciplinary, cross-institutional centre which specialises in research and knowledge transfer in the area of equality and diversity management and carries out projects that will underpin policy developments and inform best practice in the workplace.
    • The Oxford Centre for Staff and Learning Development (OCSLD) provides both a range of courses that develop an understanding of EDI issues, such as the Recruitment and Selection course and the EDI on-line course, as well as undertaking projects related to the enhancement of the student experience from a learning development perspective. 
    • The Widening Participation Advisory Group (WPAG), reporting to the Academic Enhancement and Standards Committee (AESC), draws on expertise from across the University's Faculties, Directorates and the Students' Union to help develop policies and provide leadership in widening participation for students at Brookes  and monitors performance against milestones set by the Office for Fair Access to HE (OFFA). 

    Please see a full list of key contacts for information