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The University of Chester provides a working, learning, teaching and research environment free from harassment, discrimination, and ill treatment is the main priority.

The University welcomes and respects diversity within our population and it is the aim to create and maintain a respectful environment that champions the diversity of staff and students. This in turn, enables them to fully achieve their potential and derive enjoyment from their time here at the University.

The University of Chester is devoted to the promotion of equality in all aspects of its culture and society as a whole. To this end, the University aims to continually improve in all aspects of equality, in order to ensure an inclusive working environment for staff and a positive student experience.

The University acknowledges the following basic rights for all members and prospective members of our community:

  • To be treated with respect and dignity
  • To be treated fairly with regard to all procedures, assessments and choices
  • To be encouraged to reach one’s full potential

These rights carry responsibilities and the University requires all staff to recognise these rights and act in accordance with them. In addition, the University will continue to comply with all relevant legislation and good practice.