Equality Policy

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Equality Policy

St Benet’s Hall welcomes diversity amongst all its members, whether students, academic staff or support staff.  St Benet’s aims to exercise its policies, practices and procedures with  due regard to its duties under the Equality Act 2010 and to the protected characteristics specified within it, which are: age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief (including lack of belief), sex and sexual orientation.

Students

In relation to junior members St Benet’s aims to provide an excellent education at undergraduate and postgraduate level for able students, of all faith traditions and none, whatever their background.  St Benet’s aims to ensure that all of its activities are governed by principles of equality of opportunity, and that all junior members are helped to achieve their full academic potential. This applies to:

  • recruitment and admissions
  • teaching, assessment and monitoring
  • welfare and support services

St Benet’s will take steps, as far as possible within its limited accommodation and resources, to meet the particular needs of individuals from protected groups where these are different from the needs of others.

Staff

In relation to staff, St Benet’s will, as far as is practicable within a very small academic community:

  • encourage applications from the widest pool of potential candidates
  • ensure that entry into employment and progression within employment are determined solely on merit by criteria which are related to the duties of a particular post
  • where possible, ensure diverse representation and participation at all levels
  • take steps to meet the particular needs of individuals from protected groups where these are different from the needs of others.

St Benet’s Hall expects all members of its community to treat each other with respect, courtesy and consideration and does not tolerate any form of bullying or harassment. The Hall follows the University Policy on Harassment and Bullying, which is supported by the University Harassment Advisory Service.