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Policy & Guidance

Equality Scheme

Protected characteristic

Disability is one of the protected characteristics within our Equality Scheme.

Equality objectives

Two of our nine equality objectives are focused on disability

  • Equality Objective 2 — increase the satisfaction of disabled students.
  • Equality Objective 6 — increase the satisfaction of disabled staff.

Equality Objectives are published in Appendix 1 to our Equality Scheme. Learn more

Equality action plan

Actions in our Equality, Diversity and Widening Participation Action Plan set out our plans to achieve our equality objectives and widening access and success strategy priorities.  Learn more

Recruitment Guidance

The University’s Effective Recruitment and Selection Guide for Selectors provides practical advice on fair, efficient and effective practice in the recruitment and selection of all categories of staff, in line with our equality and diversity policies.  OU staff can view the guide on the Human Resources intranet site.