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  1. Who has access to the equal opportunities information I declare as a job applicant or employee?
  2. Do I have to provide equal opportunities information?
  3. How may women are in senior management positions at the OU?

Who has access to the equal opportunities information I declare as a job applicant or employee?

Access to equality monitoring information is controlled and stored securely. The information can be viewed by those staff that provide information, advice and guidance to you, and staff that need to update your student record. Your tutor does not have access to this information, but may be provided with some information, such as if you have a disability, where it is relevant to teaching.

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Do I have to provide equal opportunities information?

The University has a legitimate purpose in requesting that you provide equal opportunities information and will contact all new and existing staff and students from time to time to ask you to maintain your student or staff record. It will greatly assist us in monitoring equality of opportunity if you can provide this information. Our aim is to ensure that no student or staff group experiences disadvantage because of individual characteristics or circumstances. If you object to providing a response to a particular equal opportunities question for any reason, you can state 'I do not wish to declare'.

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How may women are in senior management positions at the OU?

At December 2012, 33% of the most senior job roles at the University were held by women. In the five years from 2008 to 2012, women were slightly more likely to be promoted than men overall. The OU has around twice the proportion of female professors in comparison to the sector overall. A large volume of statistics is published every year on [this website].

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Email people-services-EDI@open.ac.uk