Equality Reports and Data

The Public Sector Equality Duty (PSED) introduced by the Equality Act 2010 is supported by specific duties, which aim to help public bodies perform better in meeting the PSED and require the University to publish

  • Equality Objectives, at least every four years
  • Equality data to demonstrate compliance with the equality duty, at least annually

Why is equality data monitoring important?

It is both a requirement and good practice to know the composition of our student body and workforce so that issues of under-representation can be addressed and needs can be provided for. 

The data presented here provides an evidence-based approach to equality so that we are able to prioritise and focus on specific agendas as we work towards creating an environment which is free from discrimination and promote equality of opportunity.

The Ethnicity Pay Gap for University employees at March each year, using the statutory Gender Pay Gap methodology (excluding casual workers) was:

Year Mean Median % of staff declaring their ethnicity as BAME
2019 0.0% -5.5% 8.7%
2018 -0.3% -5.5% 8.3%
2017 -0.3% -8.7% 7.9%

A negative pay gap is BAME favoured.

For future years, the ethnicity pay gap will be reported in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Annual Report

Staff and Student Data Below

The staff and student data that is shown below is now encompassed within our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Annual Reports. 

In this section, you will find the following equality data about University of Exeter staff which has been collated and analysed via various sources including the HESA* Heidi Equality management tool and the Midland Trent Human Resources system.

Staff Profile Data (published January 2016)

Staff Profile Data 2014/15 (published January 2015)

*HESA information currently only covers age, disability, ethnicity and gender.

In this section, you will find equality data about University of Exeter students which has been collated and analysed via the SITS student database.

Student Profile Data (published January 2016)

Student Profile Data 2013/14 (published January 2015) details the student profile for each academic year from 2011/12 to 2013/14.

Further information regarding student numbers and demographics is available from the Policy, Planning and Business Intelligence team.