Information and data

The University of Surrey aims to ensure a culture of inclusivity and to provide a supportive environment for all. In order to monitor progress towards this goal, high-quality data is needed on all aspects of the staff and student experience.

In order to monitor progress towards this goal, high-quality data is needed on all aspects of the staff and student experience.

It is also a requirement under Section 149 of The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) Regulations to publish and use equality information to understand the effect of our policies and practices on protected groups.

The protected characteristics are equality groups which are specified within the Equality Act 2010 and include:

  • Age
  • Ethnic origin
  • Nationality
  • Gender
  • Disability
  • Religion/belief
  • Gender identity
  • Sexual Orientation

Quantitative and qualitative data is used including HESA statistics, internal staff and student data, staff and student survey results, campus climate surveys and feedback obtained through focus groups, forums and general consultation with our stakeholders.

An annual staff and student diversity profile is produced each year: Staff-Student Equality Data 2015.pdf

Equality and diversity staff data

Currently, data is available on gender, age, ethnicity and disability. Data monitoring in future may include further protected characteristics.

Equality and diversity student data

In order to ensure this high-quality learning experience and environment, the University of Surrey collects high-quality and in-depth data on its student population in order to fully understand the needs of its diverse student demographic and to meets its public sector duties under the Equality Act 2010.