In the wake of Disability History Month and acknowledging the significance of maintaining an accurate and comprehensive diversity data set, we are reaching out to you to participate in this important process actively.

Updating the details on CHIME it's a collective effort to enhance the inclusivity of our university. By ensuring the accuracy of our diversity data set, we take a significant step towards building an environment that reflects and respects the richness of our community.

Why do we need data?
  • Informed decision-making: Data serves as a foundation for making informed decisions. By collecting and analysing relevant data, Brunel can better understand the current state of affairs, identify patterns, and predict potential outcomes. This, in turn, enables us to make decisions that are grounded in evidence rather than speculation.
  • Identifying bias and under-representation: Data analysis is crucial for identifying biases and areas of underrepresentation within systems. Data can reveal disparities and help the university to address these issues effectively.
  • Setting priorities: Once data has been collected and analysed, it becomes easier to set priorities for future action. Understanding where the gaps and challenges lie allows for the allocation of resources and efforts in a targeted manner.
  • Continuous improvement: Data collection is an ongoing process that supports continuous improvement. Regularly updating and analysing data allows for the monitoring of progress over time. It helps in assessing the impact of interventions, identifying new challenges, and adjusting strategies accordingly.
  • Transparency and accountability: Openly sharing data promotes transparency and accountability.
  • Tracking goals and milestones: Defining clear goals and milestones is essential for progress. Data provides a measurable way to track these goals and evaluate whether they are being met. This feedback loop is crucial for adjusting strategies and ensuring that efforts are aligned with the desired outcomes.
If you are not aware of how to change your status on CHIME, please take a moment to log in, and detailed instructions on what information needs updating and how to do so can be found here.

By providing this information you’ll help us identify, understand and remove barriers to ensure that everyone has the best possible experience working at the university.
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Privacy and confidentiality of your data

Our lawful basis for using the data you choose to share with the University is:
  1. We rely on art. 6(1)(e) of the UK GDPR as the processing of your personal data is necessary to perform a specific task in the public interest, that is, to understand and promote equality;
  2. If the information you share with us consists of 'special category' data, for example, information concerning your health, we will rely on article 9(2)(g) of the UK GDPR, which relates to data processing required for public interest purposes, and Schedule 1 part 2(8) of the Data Protection Act 2018, where the processing is necessary for equality of opportunity or treatment purposes.
The data you share will be used by the University’s ED&I team and will not be shared in a way that can identify you.

Your data will be held securely on the University’s CHIME system. The provider of this system Quick Think Cloud Ltd, is our data processor, who is contracted to work on our behalf and under our instructions.

Any personnel data held by the University about you will be retained for the duration of your employment and deleted six years from the date you leave Brunel.

For more information on how the University uses your personal data, please see our privacy notice.

If you have any questions or concerns about the use of your personal data, contact

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