At DMU, we believe that everyone should have the freedom to be, the freedom to inspire and the freedom to succeed. In 2016, we launched our game-changing charter ‘DMUfreedom’, with the premise that all our staff and students be afforded the respect, inspiration, space and support to reach their full potential.
Through DMUfreedom, we seek to advance equality and diversity at DMU through our ambitious set of game-changers and equality objectives, to ensure DMU is a diverse and friendly place to study and work, where everybody feels the freedom to be, to inspire and to succeed.
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At DMU, we participate in a number of equality and diversity related charter marks. We are Athena SWAN Bronze award holders, a Disability Confident Employer, Race Equailty Charter Bronze award holders, ranked 39th in the 2017 Stonewall Workplace Equality Index (3rd highest ranked university in the UK) and have signed the Time to Change pledge.
In 2016, we also launched our own game-changing equality and diversity charter, DMUfreedom, outlining nine game changing aspirations we would like to achieve between 2016 and 2020.
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Staff Network Groups
At DMU, we have staff network groups for BAME staff, disabled staff and allies and LGBTQ staff and allies. These groups provide a forum for consultation and discussion and inform the university on policy and procedure.
We also have Christian and Muslim chaplains at DMU, who provide spiritual support, advice and encouragement to students and staff of all faiths and none.