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Stonewall recognition for Teesside University

19 January 2017 @TeesUniNews

 

Teesside University has once again been ranked as one of the country’s best employers for LGBT staff.

Teesside University Diversity Champions, left to right, Malcolm Page, Chief Operating Officer, Juliet Amos, Executive Director (Human Resources), Michael Lavery, Executive Director (External Relations) and Professor Jane Turner, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise and Business Engagement).
Teesside University Diversity Champions, left to right, Malcolm Page, Chief Operating Officer, Juliet Amos, Executive Director (Human Resources), Michael Lavery, Executive Director (External Relations) and Professor Jane Turner, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Enterprise and Business Engagement).

The University features in Stonewall’s top 100 UK employers – the only North East university and one of only five North East organisations to appear in the prestigious list.

Stonewall, the lesbian, gay, bi and trans equality charity, annually publishes its list of the top 100 places for LGBT employees to work across Britain, judged on the way each treats members of staff from the LGBT community.

Overall Teesside is at number 51 in the top 100 employers across Britain, one of the UK’s top-ranked universities.

Other North East employers listed are Your Homes Newcastle, Newcastle City Council, North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.

Teesside University is committed to embracing diversity and actively opposing prejudice.

Last year the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Paul Croney and President of the Students’ Union, Bruna Silva signed the All Different, All Equal Pledge, part of an ongoing initiative to ensure that all members of the University community are respected and supported in an inclusive environment and feel able to challenge all forms of discrimination, hate crime, harassment and bullying.

This recognition is a reflection of the dedication and hard work from both staff and students who work together to champion equality and celebrate diversity

Margaret Younger

Michael Lavery, Teesside University Executive Director and the University’s Equality and Diversity Champion for LGBT, said: 'We are delighted to once again feature in Stonewall’s list of the top 100 LGBT employers.

'It reaffirms the University’s position as an employer which is committed to inclusivity, equality and diversity across our campus and towards all of our students and staff.'

Margaret Younger, Teesside University’s Equality and Diversity Advisor, added: 'This recognition is a reflection of the dedication and hard work from both staff and students who work together to champion equality and celebrate diversity.

'We are proud to be an employer which is wholeheartedly committed to equality.'


In the News

Stonewall Top 100 Employers list
BBC Radio Newcastle, Alfie and Anna at Breakfast, 19/01/2017; BBC Radio Tees, 19/01/17; Capital Radio, 19/01/17; Heart Radio, 19/01/17
Teesside University is in Stonewall's Top 100 LGBTQ employers list.


Five North-East employers make Top 100 released by LGBT charity Stonewall
Northern Echo, 19/01/17
Also making the list were Newcastle City Council, Teesside University, the North East Ambulance Service NHS Trust and Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust.


Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2017
The Times, 19/01/17
Teesside University listed in Stonewall's top 100 LGBTQ employers list.


These are the top 100 UK employers for LGBT people
The Tab, 19/01/17; Shield Gazette, 19/01/17; Sunderland Echo, 19/01/17; Hartlepool Mail, 19/01/17.
Teesside University features in Stonewall Top 100 employers


Stonewall recognition for Teesside University
North East Connected (Web), 22/1/17; The Journal, 19/1/17
Teesside University has once again been ranked as one of the country's best employers for LGBT staff


Teesside University features in top 100
Northern Echo, p.5, 19/01/17, The Journal, p.15, 20/01/2017, Love Middlesbrough, online, 19/01/2017, TFM, 19/01/2017, Radio Newcastle, 19/01/2017, BBC Tees, 19/01/2017
Teesside University is one of five North East organisation featured in Stonewall's list of the top 100 LGBT employers.