The University, through its charter of 1908, is committed to equality of opportunity for all. The University’s Equality and Diversity Policy underpins this commitment to staff, students, members of senate and to potential members of staff and potential students. The University is a diverse institution with over 3500 staff drawn from more than 80 nationalities. In particular, the University is strongly committed to the Athena SWAN principles and is the proud holder of an institutional Silver SWAN award, one of only 3 universities in the UK to hold such an award. Furthermore every University STEM subject school holds an Athena SWAN award. More information on the University’s Equality and Diversity policies can be found by contacting the Equal Opportunities Unit on 02890 975139 or by visiting the Equal Opportunities Unit website.