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Publish the missing QMUL diversity data

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Queen Mary is in a ‘creative and culturally diverse area of east London’; it has ‘a diverse student community’ and has recently received an Athena Swan Silver award. But what do we know about the diversity of staff at ALL levels and all types of jobs?

When it comes to understanding who their staff are and how diverse, there is no current data. Queen Mary said in 2014 ‘there would be an increasing focus on data to indicate where we need to invest our activity most to support the proposition that diversity is good for business’.

Yet for years the University has failed to publish data on staff or students, even though it is required by law to do so.

UCU and Unison want the university staffing at all levels to reflect the community and students it serves, to ensure all equality groups have equal access to jobs, promotion, training and development opportunities. Publishing workforce data is not a paper exercise but drives the actions that will eliminate discrimination, promote equality and create a thriving workforce. It will help focus objectives and priorities to support current and future staff and students.

Queen Mary has failed to publish the data and has rejected UCU’s requests for information. What do they have to hide?

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