Welcome to the Equalities Unit

The Equalities Unit provides the University with advice in equal opportunities with respect to both students and staff. It does this mainly through the Equality Public Duties that requires the University to proactively manage equal opportunities. The University's response to these duties is embodied in the University's Equal Opportunities Policy.



Access to Work


Equalities Committees & Groups


Equality Data & Objectives


Equalities Documents


 Equality Impact Assessment


Protected Characteristics 


The Equalities Team supports the University to advance equality of opportunity, eliminate discrimination and foster good relations between people whose characteristics are different and protected. We will advance the business, ethical and legal cases that underpin these aims.


  • Assist the University to achieve changes to the diversity of its staff and students, reflecting the population from which they are recruited.

  • Seek to embed culture of equality and diversity.

  • Help the University achieve external recognition and the highest awards that reflect excellence in equality and diversity.


 Athena Swan Bronze Logo                                                                  Stonewall Logo


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Contact Details

Equalities Unit 
Tel: 0116 252 2747 / 3334    Email:equalities@le.ac.uk

Located at:   
Heron House, Brookfield Site, London Road.

Equalities Advisers (p/t) 
Chris Sharp
Clare Peterson
(maternity cover)

Humaa Noori 
(currently on maternity leave)

Equalities Assistant (p/t)
Michaela Lefley

Athena Swan
Tel:  0116 252 2420
Athena SWAN Co-ordinator
Antonia Jackson

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