The University aims to create an inclusive, supportive workplace and learning environment, free from discrimination, harassment and victimisation, where people of both sexes are treated with dignity and respect.

It is committed to tackling unlawful sexual discrimination and harassment in line with the Equality Act 2010. The law affords equal protection to both sexes: male and female.

NTU also recognises and values the rights of people with non-binary gender identities to be treated with dignity and respect.

Staff and students who intend to take, or have taken, steps to present themselves in a gender different to the gender assigned at birth may wish to visit the Gender Reassignment web page.

Athena SWAN Charter

The Athena SWAN Charter is the gender equality charter mark for the higher education sector. NTU is a member of Athena SWAN, and work is underway to move the University towards achieving Bronze status.


NTU has clear policies and procedures relating to equality issues. Discrimination, harassment, and bullying behaviours will not be tolerated.

Where members of the NTU community feel they have experienced such behaviours, they are encouraged to raise this with their line manager or HR in the first instance, or for students, with their personal tutor.

Should staff or students require independent guidance about their options, they may contact the confidential Dignity and Respect Contacts service.

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