Staff Equality Data Collection & Monitoring

The University of Edinburgh has a long-standing and continuing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) for all in our community. We gather a range of data and information to ensure that we are meeting our legal responsibilities, to develop supportive policy and practice, and to assess our progress towards achieving our strategic ambitions for EDI.

To help us to do this essential work we encourage you to provide your personal equality information by updating your staff record in People and Money. Within the ‘Personal Details’ section you can update your details for Ethnicity, Disability, and Marital/Civil Partnership Status. Within the ‘Additional Person Info’ section you can update your details for Religion or Belief, Sexual Orientation, Gender Reassignment status, and Gender Identity.

By providing this information you will help the University to:

  • consider whether the diversity of our staff fully reflects society;
  • identify and address potential barriers to recruitment or progression;
  • improve support provision, and develop policy and practice;
  • demonstrate transparency in how we are fulfilling our legislative equality duties.

Your data is also used to inform legislative statistical reporting such as the University’s annual returns to the Higher Education Statistics Agency, and in internal high-level statistical reporting.

The information you provide is stored securely in your staff record. No notifications are sent to your line manager and no action is triggered. If you require a reasonable adjustment to accommodate a disability you must speak with your line manager.

Update Your Own Equality Data in People and Money

Data Protection

The University of Edinburgh is committed to comply fully with data protection legislation as described on the Data Protection pages:

 Data Protection webpages.