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Stonewall Workplace Equality Index - help us improve our workplace

Stonewall workplace equality index

Our university is once again taking part in the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index.

As a Stonewall Diversity Champion and a Stonewall Top 100 Employer, we are committed to ensuring that the University is an inclusive environment for lesbian gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) colleagues and students. The Index helps us track progress made over the past year on promoting LGBT equality at the University of Reading and helps identify areas that can be further improved. 

Colleagues are invited to complete a short online survey that can be found here as a part of the Index. Although focused on LGBT equality, all colleagues are invited to take part. The survey provides us with a ‘temperature check' of the attitudes and opinions towards LGBT inclusion at the University. 

To complete the survey, you will need to enter our organisation name and access code:

Organisation: University of Reading

Access code: 1697

The survey should take approximately 5 minutes to complete and the closing date is 1 November 2019.

Why is the Index important?

The Index provides us with an opportunity to demonstrate and review the progress we have made over the past 12 months. The survey forms an important part of our performance review - we can measure our actions against feedback from colleagues and use recurring themes or trends to influence our practices in the future. 

Please be assured that all responses to the survey are anonymous and confidential.

Our targets and progress to date

In February 2016, we announced that Reading aims to become a Stonewall ‘Top 50' employer by 2020. We are currently ranked 80 out of the 445 employers that applied for this scheme. We are now a Stonewall Top 100 Employer. This is a major improvement on 2016 when we were ranked 204 out of 415 employers.

Over the last 12 months, we have continued to work in partnership with RUSU and our LGBT+ staff network to progress our plans for enhancing LGBT equality and inclusion across the University. Highlights have included:   

If you have any questions about the University's participation in the Workplace Equality Index, please contact Simon Chandler-Wilde, Dean for Diversity and Inclusion.

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