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One Kingston strategy and equality objectives

One Kingston is the University's strategy for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI); it is designed to ensure EDI is at the heart of university life. It takes equality and diversity into our everyday conversations, promotes collaboration across the University's structures and has specific and measurable outcomes for staff and students.

The University has a stand-alone equality, diversity and inclusion strategy to show how it creates an inclusive environment and complies with the Public Sector Equality Duty. The strategy also makes sure that the University meets the equality requirements of key stakeholders, such as the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE).

The three goals of One Kingston are:

  • To create an inclusive approach to recruitment and the student experience that promotes diversity and enables all our students to flourish; leaving with the best possible outcomes and with the knowledge and skills to make choices about fulfilling careers.
  • To ensure an inclusive approach to recruitment and the staff experience that promotes diversity and enables all our staff to have opportunities to take part in continuous professional development. This is to enable them to achieve the highest level of professionalism for the benefit of our diverse students, staff and community.
  • To create an inclusive environment that facilitates and promotes belonging and respect for staff, students and the wider community.

To meet these goals, the strategy is broken down into objectives and actions for achieving them. These actions are designed to be easily incorporated into mainstream university life and include policies, events and the creation of other long-term strategies. For more information, please read the One Kingston strategy document (PDF) and our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan (PDF). You can also view our equality, diversity and inclusion reports.

Equality and diversity in action at Kingston University
Read the Managing open ended working lives case study (PDF) to find out more about how Kingston's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy supports its staff.

"Our new Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy takes equality and diversity into our everyday conversations, promotes collaboration across the University's structures and has specific and measurable outcomes for staff and students. It is not an 'add-on' but should become an integral part of our thinking whenever we develop a new initiative, or review an old one. I look forward to the day when we do not need an equality strategy because the thinking is embedded; unfortunately we are not there yet."
Julius Weinberg, Kingston University Vice-Chancellor

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