The School of Physics and Astronomy recognises that one of its key strengths is the diversity of its staff and students. Through our Equality and Diversity work, we aim to go above and beyond legislative and university requirements and celebrate this rich diversity.
The University treats its entire staff, students and visitors equally regardless of:
- Ethnic or national origins
This extends to recruitment, promotion and training opportunities throughout all areas of the university.
The University has a Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) Staff Network Group. The Network Group is a vibrant forum to exchange views and help provide an authoritative voice for 'BME' staff within the University and its associated group of companies.
The University’s Equality and Diversity Policy provides the context for all our work on race equality and ensures that no member of the University will be treated less favourably on the grounds of race.
The University is one of 30 institutions to participate in the trial of the national Race Equality Charter Mark in Higher Education which aims to improve the representation, progression and success of minority ethnic staff and students within higher education. The University will make an application to the Charter in Spring 2015, which will include a three year action plan for race equality work at Manchester.
Manchester is a truly multicultural university, welcoming 40,000 students a year from 154 countries. The City of Manchester is host to a variety of multicultural events and festivals every year. We have a wide range of societies for students. Societies can give you advice in your own language and help you settle into life in Manchester quickly and easily.