September 12th, 2019
The option to self-declare gender identity is now available in MyView.
Gender identity refers to the way you describe your identity, as opposed to your ‘sex’ which is related to your physical body and biology.
The University is committed through its Institutional Athena Swan action plan to the principle that individuals have unique identities, and to providing the option for staff to declare their gender identity, which may or may not be the same as the gender originally assigned to them at birth.
As a result of this work, an option has been created to enable staff to update their gender identity in MyView. New applicants will also be asked to provide their gender identity information when completing their equality information as part of the recruitment process.
Collecting personal details such as gender identity and disability helps the University better understand the profile of its workforce, provides a basis for equality monitoring, and supports wider work to promote equality such as equality impact assessments.
Data will only be used on an anonymised basis for monitoring equality, diversity and inclusion and will not be shared in any way in which you are personally identifiable without explicit permission.
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