Equality Policy Unit (EPU)


University of Leeds, Equality Policy Unit is cited as an example of good practice by the Equality and Human Rights Commission.

The Equality Policy Unit (EPU) is the centre for policy development and expert advice on equality and inclusion at the University of Leeds. It is responsible for:

  • supporting the University, including faculties and services, to embed and implement the objectives identified within the Strategy
  • ensuring the University meets its statutory obligations under the Public Sector Equality Duty
  • assisting the University to implement inclusive practice through the development of appropriate policies, guidance and support
  • lead the implementation of the Equality and Inclusion (E&I) framework and Strategy
  • providing a policy development and advisory service to the University and its faculties, schools and services
  • promoting and supporting the University’s aspirations to become a national and international sector leader in equality and inclusion

HR, Level 11, EC Stoner Building.  Enquiries: equality@leeds.ac.uk



Latest News:

New 2016 Ramadan briefing available here: http://www.equality.leeds.ac.uk/for-staff/good-practice-guidance/ under the tab Race and Religion.

 The Equality Policy Unit’s 2016 Religious Festivals and Events Calendar is now available to download.



Carers appointment sessions available on the morning of 12th October, to book an appointment or for further information contact mailto:equality@leeds.ac.uk




World Days

Awareness Month

Awareness Weeks

Awareness Day

  • 11th October –  National Ada Lovelace Dayfor further information please visit, http://findingada.com/  Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) is an international celebration day of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). It aims to increase the profile of women in STEM and, in doing so, create new role models who will encourage more girls into STEM careers and support women already working in STEM. The woman most often known as ‘Ada Lovelace’ was born Ada Gordon in 1815, sole child of the brief and tempestuous marriage of the erratic poet George Gordon, Lord Byron, and his mathematics-loving wife Annabella Milbanke.


BLACK HISTORY MONTH to view events happening on campus visit http://www.equality.leeds.ac.uk/equality-policy-unit-3/events-equality-inclusion/