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Equality, diversity and inclusion

We welcome and celebrate the rich diversity of our students, staff, and our community partners.

We recognise that our diversity is our strength and work hard to ensure that equality, diversity, and inclusion are part of everything we do.

We are committed to providing a safe, inclusive environment. Where everybody is treated equally, has equality of opportunity and feels as though they belong within the University.

Our equality, diversity and inclusion statement

We believe in helping people to seize every opportunity to flourish in education, at work and for life. Find out more about our ambitions and plans.

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An inclusive campus community

Here at the University, we are proud of our diverse, inclusive, and cohesive campus community. We are passionate about breaking down barriers and committed to providing an inclusive environment where everyone feels respected, valued, and that they belong.

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Widening Participation

We have been transforming lives since 1828 and has always been committed to access and widening participation. To this day we pride ourselves on being an open and accessible institution for people from all backgrounds. 

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Charter Marks, Awards and Accreditations

Charter marks provide a public opportunity for us to focus on equality strands, to celebrate successes and stretch our ambitions. Find out more about our current accreditations.

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Strategies, policies and reports

 The University of Central Lancashire is committed to delivering a welcoming and inclusive culture that promotes equality and values diversity within our community. We will provide a safe working, learning, and social environment in which the rights and dignity of all our colleagues and students are respected, and where they can be authentic, valued, and supported.

Equality colleague networks

We support an array of colleague groups and networks with the aim to promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion within their specific areas of expertise. They provide support, signposting, networking opportunities and increase colleague awareness of equality, diversity and inclusion activities. 

Contact us

For further information on Equality, Diversity at Inclusion at the University please email the team at

Alternatively, contact us on +44 (0)1772 89 4123 or +44 (0)1772 89 4967