We value the unique differences and needs that each of our colleagues bring to work every day. Together, we will strive to build an inclusive institution that reflects society.
Gender Equality Initiatives
Athena SWAN Charter
We are a founder member of the Athena SWAN Charter and currently hold fifteen awards.
Gender Inclusion Group
The role of the Gender Inclusion Group is to raise awareness of gender equality issues (for all staff), help develop solutions and be a key link and support to our Equality Diversity and Inclusion Committees across the institution.
Gender Pay Gap Reporting
We are using an evidence-based approach to understand the reasons for our gender pay gap and we are working with our staff and unions to reduce this. We are also committed to ensuring equal pay for all our employees and to conducting Equal Pay Audits on a regular basis.
Professorial Gender Pay Gap
To better understand this, we established the Professorial Gender Pay Gap Steering Group in May 2017 as part of our University strategy action plan. The first step was to gather and analyse our data in more detail before committing to further interventions. We commissioned Dr Alison Parken, a Senior Research Fellow at Cardiff University and a leading expert in this field, to carry out this initial work and capture her findings in a report, including recommendations for closing the gender pay gap.
We publish a detailed report each year which statistically captures our gender pay gap, identifies the key issues affecting our population and outlines the work we have been doing, and plan to do, to close the gap.
The latest Report on our gender pay gap will be published on 19 March 2020. For the first time, and before this becomes obligatory, we are publishing our ethnicity pay gap figures.
We are committed to eliminating the pay gap at our University, across both gender and ethnicity.
Female Leadership Initiative
The Female Leadership Initiative is an internally-run leadership development programme. Its aim is to support those who identify as women, to develop their sense of personal agency and impact and build strong networks to support their development and career progression.
Returning Carers' Scheme
The Returning Carers' Scheme is a funding award available to academic staff across all faculties. You can apply for an award to help re-establish your research after you have returned from extended leave due to parental or caring responsibilities.
Bristol Women's Mentoring Network
The Bristol Women's Mentoring Network offers support to women at a career stage where they may be exploring their career options and deciding their next steps.
WHEN - Women's Higher Education Network
The University of Bristol is a partner of WHEN, the Women's Higher Education Network. WHEN is the UK's first network for all women who work in the Higher Education sector. WHEN's forum reaches across the entire sector and includes a directory, online community, and mentoring programme.