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Staff equality, diversity and inclusion report 2019 Introduction

On these pages you will find information and performance indicators related to disability, ethnicity and gender for staff. Ethnicity and gender are two protected characteristics where we have sufficient data to warrant publishing our findings.

In the interests of protecting the anonymity of our staff, there are instances where the population for a particular measure is not large enough to be suitable for publishing; this is the case in relation to disability at St Andrews, so whilst you will find some initial information and performance indicators related to disability here, the information is limited. For example, at present the University does not have sufficient data to warrant publishing academic promotions success by disability. We would encourage staff to disclose information related to disability so that we can understand the role it plays in participation, retention, and progress.

Notes

  • Advance HE and the Higher Education Statistics Agency (HESA) uses the term ‘disabled staff’ to refer to staff who are indicated as disabled on their HESA staff record. ‘Non-disabled staff’ refers to staff who have indicated that they are not disabled, or whose disability status is unknown by their institution.
  • We are using broad race and ethnicity categories of ‘Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic (BAME)’ and ‘White’. If it becomes possible in the future to report on a broader range of categories without identifying individuals, we will provide analyses of race and ethnic gaps that are more fine-grained and include sub-categories within the broad ethnic groups.
  • In terms of gender, we are using the binary categories of men and women. If it becomes possible in the future to report on a broader range of categories without identifying individuals, we will provide analyses of gender that are more fine-grained and include categories that individuals have indicated is their preferred self-identification.
  • The University does not currently have sufficient data to report on the regrading success by gender and ethnicity for professional services staff.
  • Advance HE’s Equality in higher education: staff statistical report (2019) publishes data pertaining to the year 2017-2018. This is the most recent publication and will therefore be used for higher education benchmarking.
  • The University have rounded percentages to one decimal place.

If you would like to make a comment about the information provided here, have any ideas for addressing identified gaps, or wish to flag some related activity you are undertaking or aware of, please email peoplestrat@st-andrews.ac.uk.