We're providing a platform for our staff and students to share their diverse lived experiences and stories, as well as showcasing the impactful and innovative EDI activity that is happening across the institution.

Why are we doing this?

  • To celebrate the achievements of our diverse staff and student community.
  • To showcase how diversity is an inspiring ingredient in what makes York an exciting place to work and study.
  • To raise the visibility of the innovative and impactful EDI activity that is taking place across the institution, to share best practice and inspire others to take action.

How are we doing this?

Inclusive Impact Awards - 21 November 2023

The second of our Inclusive Impact Awards will take place on 21 November 2023. These awards showcase and celebrate individuals, teams and initiatives that are already advancing purposeful change at York around EDI; from research projects and inclusive education practices to collaborations, partnerships and community-building initiatives. Nominations for the 2023 Inclusive Impact Awards closed on 27 October and the winners will be announced at our awards ceremony on 21 November. Get further information about the categories, judges and take a look at last year's winners.

EDI Conference - February 2024

Our EDI Conference will take place on Wednesday 21 February 2024 at the Guildhall in York City Centre. The Conference will be open to all and will showcase the innovative and impactful EDI work that is being driven by our diverse staff and student community through a mixture of TED-style keynote talks and panel discussion sessions. Further information, including the programme and details about how to register your interest, will be available here later in Autumn 2023.

Be the Face of Your Story campaign - Launching January 2024

Be the Face of Your Story is the EDI Exchange’s multimedia storytelling platform for showcasing inspiring stories from within our own staff and student community, to celebrate how diversity is a key ingredient in what makes York a fantastic place to work and study. Each month different members of our staff and student community will share their lived experiences, motivations and achievements which are contributing to making York more inclusive and advancing our EDI agenda. If you would like to find out more about Be the Face of Your Story, or would like to share your own story, please email us at: edi-exchange@york.ac.uk