Employees are expected to have a basic understanding of their equality and diversity responsibilities, and can find out more about this through our learning and development programme. We want all employees to have adequate protection from discrimination, opportunities for participation and progression and access to advice and resources to support their working life at NTU. The links below will help direct you to the most relevant information.

Protected characteristics

Protected characteristics are specific aspects of a person’s identity defined by the Equality Act 2010. The ‘protection’ relates to protection from discrimination. Find out more about what this might mean for you in practice in your workplace or learning environment.

Staff networks

Staff networks provide opportunities for staff to support each other, share information and improve the workplace through consultation and collaboration. We currently have four active networks: the Disabled Employees Network (DEN), the LGBT+ Staff Network, the Race, Ethnicity and Cultural Heritage Network (REACH) and the Women's Network


On an ongoing basis, we aim to identify resources which could help staff to take account of equality and diversity issues in their day-to-day roles.

Dispute Resolution services

These confidential services exist to help staff and students create the best possible environment in which to work and study. Find out how the Mediation Service and Dignity and Respect contacts can help you.

Equality Challenge Unit (Advance HE)

ECU (now part of the merger Advance HE) provides a central source of expertise, research, advice and leadership for universities and colleges regarding equality, diversity and inclusion.

Learning and Development – book your place

All new starters are expected to attend the Equality and Dignity at NTU training course. This is a blended learning course, consisting of an online element and a face to face session. 

Find out when the next sessions are running and book your place.


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