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Policies, Links and Support

The University of Manchester is committed to ensuring equality and diversity across the organisation. The following guidance, policies and our support structure is designed to ensure that the Faculty and the University is providing the best level of support to all staff and students so everyone has the opportunity to achieve their individual aspirations. 

Equality and Diversity:

Everyone (staff and students) should undertake Equality and Diversity Training 


Family friendly and Other Relevant Policies: 

Career Development:

STDU offer training and courses on 'Leadership and Management', and for 'Personal and Professional Development'.

All courses can be found on the STDU website.

The following may be of particular interest:

Work Life Balance Guidance - for managers and staff on managing work-life balance 


University Videos:

Wonder Women at Manchester, Inspirational video celebrating women in the University to mark International Women's Day, 6 March 2015

The Glass Cliff, Professor Michelle Ryan, Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology at University of Exeter, exams the precariousness of women’s leadership positions. 18 September 2014

An interview with Professor Michelle Ryan (University of Exeter). Interviewer: Professor Elena Lieven, School of Psychological Sciences. 18 September 2014


External Links: 

Athena SWAN at Queens University Belfast (Silver University Award holder) - Discussion of the impact of Athena SWAN for both genders at the University and sharing of their experience in obtaining their School Athena SWAN Awards. 

The meaning of success - Insights from Women at Cambridge

A Chemical Imbalance -Looking at the gender imbalance in Chemistry, this short film highlights the severity of the leaky pipeline. Is it the culture we live in that is causing this problem, and if so will we achieve gender equality in less than the predicted 70 years from now?

GoldieBlox Girls Video - GoldieBlox video to show girls, whilst they are young, that STEMM subjects can be fun! 

Always Like a Girl - Video to help girls keep their confidence during and after puberty showing them that to be #Like a Girl is awesome!

Drawings of Scientists - Primary School children describe and draw a scientist. See how their pictures change after attending Fermilab!

Mind the Gap - Trailer for a new film from the University of Manchester Exploring Gender Inequality