1.2.2. Equal opportunity, diversity and merit
The University celebrates and respects the strength that difference creates. We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people and recognise that success comes from incorporating a wide variety of approaches and perspectives.
The University endeavours to maintain an environment:
- where productive learning and research can take place
- in which staff and students can work effectively and fully participate in all aspects of University life
- in which everyone can achieve his or her full potential by identifying and eliminating the barriers that may be encountered by bias or discriminatory behaviours.
Employment with the University is offered and provided based on merit. All employees and applicants for employment will be assessed and treated in accordance with their skills, qualifications and experience.
The University commits to eliminate from its structures and practices any source of direct or indirect discrimination on the basis of gender, marital status, pregnancy, parenthood, race (including cultural, linguistic, nationality or ethnic origin), age, sexual orientation, disability, religious beliefs or political conviction. If lawful circumstances arise that may appear to conflict with this commitment, the University will rely on any necessary special measures or exemptions required at law.