Stonewall workplace equality index

Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme is Britain’s leading best-practice employers' forum for sexual orientation and gender identity equality, diversity and inclusion. Keele are proud to display the Stonewall Diversity Champions logo in our internal and external messaging to demonstrate our clear commitment to LGBT equality.

Workplace Equality Index (WEI)

Since 2015, Keele has committed to taking part in the annual Workplace Equality Index (WEI). The WEI is a powerful evidence-based benchmarking tool used by employers to assess their achievements and progress on lesbian, gay, bi and trans (LGBT) equality in the workplace. Each participant must demonstrate their expertise in 10 distinct areas of employment policy and practice, including networking groups, career development, training and community engagement. Each year all staff, regardless of their sexual orientation or gender identity, are asked to participate in a survey- please support our application by completing the survey which launches each summer.

Keele's WEI 2019 Results

In early 2019 we received the results of our last WEI submission. Keele was ranked 273 out of 445 organisations across the UK. This is an improvement on the previous year's result.

Following a focus on activity in early 2019 with a large LGBTI event and the launch of the LGBTI Role Models and LGBTI Allies programmes we are confident we will achieve a significantly improved score next year.