The Equality Committee produces a range of reports each year using statistical information that is relevant to promoting equality of opportunity between different categories of persons. These include the Annual Equality Monitoring Report as well as focussed reports on specific issues as requested by the Board. The Equality Committee also reports annually to Board on its activities.
These reports are all publically available and staff, students and members of the public are very welcome to browse their contents. Any queries about the reports should be directed to the Equality Officer. Please note that all Equality Committee reports are available in alternative formats on request.
The following offices also produce reports on equality matters:
- Disability Service
- Trinity Access Programmes
- WiSER (Centre for Women in Science and Engineering Research)
Adequate data is essential in order to develop evidence-based equality policy and activities. Data collected for the purposes of equality monitoring is anonymous, and access is restricted to key staff. The data is used for the purposes of monitoring trends across populations, and it is processed in accordance with Trinity's Data Protection Policy - please see the Information Compliance website for more information.
Reports to / from External Bodies
3% Target for Employment of People with Disabilities
Trinity reports annually to the Higher Education Authority (HEA) on the number and percentage of its staff who have disabilities, in accordance with the provision in the Disability Act 2005 that all public bodies must achieve a minimum 3% of their staff to be people with disabilities. In 2016 it was found that 4.1% of Trinity staff have a disability. The most recent annual return including details of measures taken to promote the employment of people with disabilities is presented below, and the percentage of staff who had disabilities can also be found in each Annual Equality Monitoring Report.
HEA Review of Gender Equality
The HEA published a comprehensive Review of Gender Equality in Irish Higher Education Institutions in June 2016. Trinity is currently drafting an implementation plan in response to the HEA's recommendations in this report.
The report was accompanied by a breakdown of relevant statistics for each institution - Trinity's statistics can be found on p10 at the link below. Trinity is the only Irish university to have a minimum 40% female representation on its executive management team, Board and Council.
GLEN Workplace Equality Index
Trinity has applied to the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network's (GLEN's) Workplace Equality Index each year since its launch in 2015. Our report card on each application is presented below. In 2016, Trinity's score significantly increased to 84.5/136 and Trinity was named the Public Sector Employer of the Year (No. 5 overall).