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Equality & Diversity

The University aims to create the conditions whereby students and staff are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential, regardless of gender, colour, ethnic or national origin, age, socio-economic background, disability, religious or political beliefs, family circumstances, sexual orientation or other irrelevant distinction.

The University is actively promoting diversity in its workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, particularly people from ethnic minority backgrounds and those with disabilities.

The OU is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all backgrounds and nationalities, however, it is only able to accept applications from candidates who are resident in the UK or Republic of Ireland.

We provide diversity training for associate lecturers.

For information on the University's equality and diversity policies please visit theĀ website.

We welcome feedback on our policies and procedures and the way they operate. We are interested to know of any possible or actual adverse impact that our policies may have on any groups in respect of gender or marital status, race, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age or other characteristics. Contact theĀ AL & Teaching Services Team