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The Directorate of EDI supports the University to achieve the goals set out in Our future by monitoring and reporting on staff and student equality data.

This data is presented in an annual publication that provides EDI information for the University.

It is also included in the social inclusion dashboard. This illustrates how the University compares to other institutions in terms of representation of staff who are BAME (black, Asian and minority ethnic) and disabled as well as mature and widening participation students.

How do we collect your data?

EDI data is collected via the employee self-service tool MyView, for staff, and My Manchester, for students. All information provided is confidential and not used in any other way.

Why do we analyse your data?

Data analysis directs and supports the work of the Directorate by monitoring progress against our EDI strategy.

Your data is analysed to monitor and review the effectiveness of some of our services, policies and processes that support staff and students

How do we use your data?

We use staff and student data about disability, gender, race, religion or belief and sexual orientation to help us to produce anonymous statistical reports such as the University Equality Information report and the Social Inclusion dashboard.

These inform our Annual Performance Review (APR) process which allows us to direct resources and monitor activities that take place to achieve the goals set out in Our future. The APR process also helps set equality-related key performance indicators for faculties and Professional services.

We also use this information to direct work around our EDI strategy and applications to charter marks such as Athena Swan, Race Equality Charter, Stonewall and the Disability Standard.

Data request

Anyone can make a request for data from the Directorate of EDI. All data requests should be made at least two weeks in advance of the expected deadline.  

Please note, some data is also available from faculties, divisions, schools and directorates please contact your local EDI Team first before making your request.