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Equality and Diversity

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Welcome to the staff Equality and Diversity pages. These pages provide signposts to information on our current policies, the legal framework for equality and details of how equality and diversity are promoted at Liverpool Hope and includes information on the following areas:

Hope Equality & Diversity values

Equality Act 2010

Committee Structure

Equality Analysis 

Disability and Reasonable Adjustments

Hope Equality & Diversity values 

The values to which Hope aspires and which are integral to the fulfilment of our Mission are to strive to:

  • be open, accessible and inclusive;
  • take faith seriously, being fully Anglican, fully Catholic, fully ecumenical, fully open to all faiths and beliefs;
  • be intellectually stretching, stimulating and challenging;
  • be hospitable, welcoming, cheerful;
  • be professional, full of Hope, creating collegial, aesthetically pleasing environments and supportive communities;
  • be well-rounded, holistic, integrated, a team, a community of communities, collaborating in wider partnership.

Policy Principles

Hope is committed to the principles of equality and diversity as well as the elimination of discriminatory practices. Within this context the University seeks to ensure that individuals to whom this policy applies are:

  • treated with respect and dignity
  • find it possible to participate fully in the life of the University
  • are recognised for the varied contributions that contribute to Hope’s mission
  • have equal access to opportunities so as to maximise their personal, academic and professional development

Underpinning this approach is the principle that no individual will receive less favourable treatment on the grounds of sex, marital status, gender reassignment, racial group, disability, sexual orientation, religion or belief, age, socio-economic background, trade union membership, or any other irrelevant distinction.

At Hope the individual and individuality matter. We hold students, staff and visitors in high regard and we foster a working and learning environment that recognises and respects differences.

The University is committed to fulfilling its obligations under equality legislation and these pages provide information on the work being undertaken in this area. Here you will find details on what the University is doing to comply, latest developments, support for staff and how you can get involved.

Useful Links

Equality and Diversity Policy

Equal Pay Policy Statement


If you have an enquiry or need support regarding an equality and diversity issue you can e-mail Theresa Lewin on or phone on 0151 291 3348. Your enquiry will be treated in strictest confidence.

Other HR Advisers may be able to offer advice in the first instance:

Line Managers:

Your line manager will be able to offer advice and support in the first instance.

Staff Counselling Service:

Hope has a confidential self-referral counselling service for staff provided by Counselling Solutions NW 0151 229 1010.

Chaplaincy Team:

The Chaplaincy Team at Liverpool Hope provides pastoral and spiritual support for staff and students from all faiths and none

Trade Union Representatives:

Your union will provide advice and guidance on equality and diversity issues.