Welcome to the Equalities Unit

The Equalities Unit provides the University with advice on 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.

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Mission Statement

The Equalities Unit sets out to support the University to fulfil its public equality duties and uphold relevant individual rights.  It will achieve this through the adoption of schemes and policies and the provision of advice to students, staff and managers.

May 2010



Access to Work


Equalities Committees & Groups


Equality Data & Objectives


Equalities Documents


 Equality Impact Assessment


Protected Characteristics 





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Equalities Staff Forums / Groups

Next LGBT Staff Equality Forum will take place on Wednesday 22 April 2015 at 1.00 pm

Next BME Staff Equality Forum will take place on Wednesday 29 April 2015 at 12.00 pm

Next Disability Staff Equality Forum will take place on Wednesday 6 May 2015 at 1.00 pm.


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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