Advice and guidance

Advice and guidance can be found using various resources, these include our policies, procedures and EDI toolkits. These should contain the key information you need, but if they do not, then please contact us by emailing [email protected].

Policies and procedures

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The University is committed to creating a safe and thriving environment and our strategies, policies, procedures, guides and action plans are designed to uphold the values of equality, diversity and inclusivity.

These resources are routinely reviewed and any constructive feedback regarding these documents can be sent to [email protected].


There are several toolkits available to staff. They are designed to increase knowledge and support surrounding disability & inclusion and LGBTQ+, as examples. We also have toolkits to raise further awareness about Race, Ethnicity and Religion.

Guidance on Supporting Disabled People at Work focuses on potential reasonable adjustments in accordance with the Equality Act 2010 and is split into six sections:

• Talking about disability at work

• How an employer could support disabled people

• Managing a disability that gets worse over time

• Disability-related absences

• Capability and performance when someone is disabled

• More support for managing disability at work.

Third party hate crime

The Students Union Advice Centre has partnered with Lancashire Constabulary and is an official hate crime reporting centre. Hate crimes can be reported to [email protected]. Staff at the Third-Party Reporting Centres have been trained to help victims and witnesses to submit a report to the police. Alternatively, they can make a report on your behalf.

You can also report a Hate Crime directly to the University for consideration under the relevant University staff or student procedure.

If you want to report an Edge Hill University student for a Hate Crime incident, formal allegations of Hate Crime can be made in writing to the Campus Life team [email protected]. The Campus Life team will consider whether to investigate using the Student Disciplinary procedure.

If you want to report an Edge Hill University staff member for a Hate Crime incident, formal allegations of Hate Crime should be made in writing to the HR Advisory team at [email protected].

Further support and information can be found by visiting this webpage.

EDI Resource Bank

The EDI Resource Bank brings together two types of materials:

  1. EDI reports – Resources produced by organisations supporting teaching and research in HEIs
  2. EDI initiatives – Resources produced to improve EDI within organisations and institutions
Visit the EDI Resource Bank