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Equality, diversity and inclusion

We are committed to valuing and celebrating diversity, and to advancing equality and inclusive practice in all our activities.

Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee Report

Inclusive facilities

Our campus offers inclusive facilities for all members of our diverse community.

Gender and gender identity

Our support for gender equality and opportunity for all, including our commitment to Athena Swan and gender variance.

Let's talk about race and racism

We've gathered resources to help understand what it's like to experience racism, how to support those who experience it and what we can do to combat it

Disability Inclusion Framework

The Disability Inclusion Framework outlines our approach to disability equality

Inclusive Teaching and Learning

Our programmes are planned to ensure inclusive learning, teaching and assessment - learn what this means for you.


Resources and information on physical and digital accessibility, including campus facilities.

Information for students

Find out about the support and advice available to students.

Information for staff

Resources for staff and advice about your own welfare.

News and events

Recent news and details of forthcoming events are shown below; you can explore more in our news and events archive. Follow us on Twitter for regular updates.

Celebrating diversity events series

Our Celebrating diversity events aim to raise awareness of and celebrate religious and EDI-related awareness dates throughout the year. To learn about events that are coming up, or to find out how to contribute an event to the series please visit the Equality, diversity and inclusion events page.

Public good in action: Strategy Stories

Since the launch of the University Strategy 2030, our community has been bringing public good to life.  We spoke to staff and students to find out what public good means for them, what they've been working on and how they're connecting to the Strategy. Their individual strategy stories cover topics including the role of the Student Expert Panel, the launch of our learning centre for disadvantaged schoolchildren, anti-racism training, and decolonising and diversifying the curriculum.

Watch the Strategy Stories

EDI Exchange

The EDI Exchange exists to bring together our diverse staff and student community to build a shared sense of purpose and accountability around EDI, and to take collective, institutional action. Amongst other activities, it leads the Inclusive Impact Awards and the Community Change Makers Competition.

Find out more about the EDI Exchange

Ben Clark

In 2018, we invited staff to join us for a photo shoot which would illustrate this web page and display some of the diversity which we are proud of within the University. Everyone who took part approved the photo chosen to be shown at the top of this page. Sadly Ben Clark, who can be seen centre back standing at the window, died in June 2019. In discussion with his colleagues and partner, we decided to continue using his photo in tribute to him. Ben was a graduate of the University who went on to work with us, most recently as part of the XR Stories project.

Contact us

Equality and Diversity Office
+44 (0)1904 324680