Welcome to the Equality and Diversity website at Queen Mary
Latest Equality news
International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia - celebration 17th May
IDAHO takes place this Friday and the Queen Mary Diversity and Equality team and QM Out (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender - LGBT - staff network) have organised a number of events to celebrate the day. The Rainbow Flag, a symbol of LGBT diversity recognised worldwide, will be flying from the Queens’ Building at Mile End Campus. There will also be an information point set up in Library Square where you will be able to talk to staff from the QM Diversity and Equality Team and members of our LGBT staff network, as well as to make some purchases from the bake sale, proceeds of which go to the Albert Kennedy Trust. In the evening QM Out will be hosting students and staff at the David Sizer Lecture Theatre in Francis Bancroft for two film screenings: ‘My Summer of Love’ at 5.30pm, followed by ‘Priscilla Queen of the Desert'. Complimentary refreshments will be available. Find out more on Connect.
QM held its first Diversity fortnight 4-15th March
QM had a successfull first Diversity Fortnight. Please visit our facebook page to see photos of the events:
Find out more on our events page.
QM now collect sexual orientation of its staff - update your details
From Summer 2012, Queen Mary will start recording staff sexual orientation as part of our commitment to equality and diversity. You can update your details via MyHR, more information here.
QM has joined Stonewall Diversity Champion Programme
QM is now part of Stonewall Diversity Champion programme, which help employers and service providers promoting equality for Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual people.
To find out more about the programme, please visit:
There are many free seminar staff can attend, please contact Bertille Calinaud to book the list is available on:
To join QM Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Staff Network, please contact Bertille Calinaud or visit our dedicated page here.
QM has partnered with leading London institutions to set a mentoring scheme where senior academics from the 5 institutions mentor Black and Ethnic Minorities (BME) academic staff. The scheme is in its pilot stage and will start in the academic year 2012-2013.
The partner institutions are Imperial College London, Institute of Education, King's College London and University College London.
For more information about the B-MEntor scheme, whether you would like to be a mentee or to mentor someone, please click here.
Updated Supporting Disabled Staff - Manager and Employee Guide
A updated version of the Disabled staff handbook is now available. It provides information for disabled employees and their managers, especially in terms of providing reasonable adjustments and accessing funding.
Queen Mary Equality Objectives
To comply with the Public Sector Equality Duty, Queen Mary has agreed its Equality Objective.
The Equality Objective is supplemented by sub-objectives covering all the Protected Characteristics.
Queen Mary currently has a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Staff Network: QM Out - to find out more, please click here.
Queen Mary is also looking into setting other staff network for Disabled staff and for Black and Ethnic Minorities staff, if you are interested please contact Bertille
Religious celebrations and information about religion and belief can be found on the religion and belief section of the website.
The Equality Act received the Royal Assent in April 2010.
This Act replaces nine major pieces of discrimination legislation with a single Statute. The Act introduces a single public sector equality duty which will cover race, gender, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion or belief, pregnancy, maternity and gender reassignment.
The main provisions of the Act came into force in October 2010.
The public sector equality duty has now come into force, more information on:
If you require any documents on the Equality website in a different format or if you encounter problem with some of them, please contact the Diversity Team:
Bertille Calinaud Rukasana Bhaijee
Diversity Manager Diversity Assistant
T - 020 7882 5585 020 7882 5519