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Stonewall Equality Index

The University of Manchester is ranked as as one of Stonewall's Top 100 Employer, demonstrating our commitment to LGBT workplace inclusion.  The ranking is compiled from submissions to the Workplace Equality Index, a powerful benchmarking tool used by employers to assess their achievements and progress on LGBT equality in the workplace, as well as their wider work in the community and on service provision. University has participated in the Stonewall Employer Index since 2012; this year saw the greatest number of entrants the benchmarking exercise has received, with 503 employers taking part, demonstrating the  :

2020: 47th out of 503

2019: 20th out of 445

2018: 16th out of 434

2017: 41st out of 439

2016: 53rd out of 416

2015: 43rd out of 397

2014: 158th out of 369

2013: 161st out of 376

2012: 235th out of 350

Click on the links to discover more about that particular year.  

**UPDATE MAY 2020 - there will be no Workplace Equality Index Submission in September 2020 due to COVID-19.  However, the committee will still work on ensuring our feedback is followed and that we have a stronger submission for the 2021 submission date**

We jumped a massive 115 places between 2014 and 2015 to place us in the Top 100 for the first time.  Our current position means we are the highest ranked University in England and one of the top companies in the North West. In 2018, we were also named as one of the Top 10 Trans employers in the UK.  Discover the full 2020 results via this link.

In 2015, 2017, 2018 AND 2019 the Network Group ALLOUT also received a 'highly commended' award for the hard work and inclusive activities carried out and in 2015 was named the best network group in the NorthWest.

The index measures how 'LGBT inclusive' organisations are and looks at different areas such as engagement, activities, networks and inclusion of LGBT staff in documentation.