Equality and Diversity
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is an inclusive institution where the principles of equality of opportunity, respect, dignity, empowerment and inclusion are part of our everyday goals and behaviours.
We are committed to meeting the requirements of UK anti-discrimination laws, including the Human Rights Act 1998 and the Equality Act 2010 and public-sector equality duties (PSED).
Our commitment to equality is underpinned by a clear Equality and Diversity Policy and Strategy which provides a robust framework for mainstreaming equality into our day-to-day working arrangements.
The Equal Opportunities Committee leads the agenda and works closely with the Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team (SAT) to ensure we are an equal opportunities institution.
This includes providing a wide range of equality and diversity training for staff and students that starts at induction. We continuously, gather and analyse a range of diversity data from job applicants, staff and students to ensure that we promote equality of opportunity and work in accordance with anti-discriminatory laws. This data plays an important role in promoting equality and helps us to ensure that LSTM policies and procedures are free from bias.
Equality and Diversity Policy Statement
The Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine (LSTM) is a highly specialised, values-driven institution making a global impact.
We welcome staff, students and partners from across the world into the LSTM community.
Diversity is one of the things that makes LSTM such a great place to work and study. Our aim is to be a truly inclusive organisation that promotes equality of opportunity, encourages ambition and the development of human potential.
We will continually improve outcomes and opportunities for our staff, students and stakeholders across all groups, and are proactive in advancing equality and supporting people to achieve their potential through inclusive practice.
We provide a safe, dignified and inclusive environment where every member of the LSTM community is valued and treated with respect regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage or civil partnership, or where they are based.
We will not tolerate any form of unlawful discrimination or behaviour that is contrary to this policy statement, that wastes talent, stifles ability or negatively impacts upon human dignity or relationships across the LSTM community.
We expect every member of the LSTM community to share our values and champion equality and inclusion, to work in accordance with this policy statement and contribute to the delivery of our Equality and Diversity Strategy.