NTU's Gender and Ethnicity Pay Gap Report 2021
As the Vice-Chancellor of Nottingham Trent University (NTU), I take heart from the findings of this report. They endorse the University as a welcoming and inclusive place of work, one that guarantees equality of access to all our professional opportunities and benefits. Whilst important work remains to be done, our current trajectory is a positive one.
It is crucial that NTU reflects the richness and diversity of our communities. The six themes of our ‘University, Reimagined’ strategy state loud and clear that we believe in creating opportunity, valuing ideas, enriching society, embracing sustainability, connecting globally and empowering people. We aim always to be bold and do the right thing. These commitments are as fundamental to the happiness, security and development of our colleagues as they are of our students; addressing inequality is at their core.
This report details several areas of progress: a narrowing of the mean and median gender pay gaps at NTU; a steady climb in the numbers of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) colleagues employed throughout the University; and continuing to maintain a higher representation of women employed in senior roles at NTU than the sector average. Furthermore, it highlights some of the important steps we have introduced to promote equality and inclusivity: from the creation of the University Shadow Executive Team, through the additional funding allocated to the Aurora leadership programme, to the University-wide training initiatives we have developed to tackle unconscious bias.
The ethnic and gender pay gaps at NTU are diminishing. Ultimately, our goal is to eradicate them. Its achievement will necessitate determination alongside privileging diversity over hegemony.