Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Vision
Being an international, research-led University relies on equality in participation, progression and success for all. We will create a working, learning, social and living environment that will enable all our staff and students to achieve their potential, whilst they experience and celebrate diverse cultures, knowledge and identities and are encouraged to make a positive contribution to the city, region and beyond.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion
We will work together to create a University community where diversity is recognised, valued and celebrated. We will proactively advance equality and inclusive practice in our staff and student recruitment and admissions processes, in our research activity, in our teaching, within the campus environment and in the experiences we offer to all our academic and professional services and the student community.


University News

Mental Health Awareness Week - 14-20 May 2018 Mental Health Awareness Week 2018 Image

To mark Mental Health Awareness week the University has planned a series of events that include taster sessions for staff on resilience, mindfulness and mental health first aid. There is also a talk by 1st Year student about her own experiences with mental health. Read full information about all these events and book to attend

See the Mental Health Foundation web pages for more information and free resources
for Mental Health Awareness Week.UK Council for Deafness Poster

Deaf Awareness Week- 14-20 May 2018

Did you know that one in six people in the UK are deaf or have hearing loss? The University has a good practice guide to assist individuals with hearing loss in meetings and a number of our meeting rooms have hearing loops installed. The UK Council for Deafness has produced a really useful poster and Action on Hearing Loss provide information about hearing tests and protecting your hearing.


Athena SWAN Awards

The following three departments have received Bronze awards in recognition of their commitment to gender equality and work in support of women’s careers.

See information about the other awards at the University of York.


University of York: launch of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

The University launched its first Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy in December 2017.

The Strategy sets out a vision and commitment to ensure everyone at the University is able to play an integral part in creating our working, learning, social and living environment. We want all our staff and students to participate so that we collectively contribute to the knowledge and growth of our community, celebrating our diversity and drawing on the experience and talents of everyone involved in university life here at the York. We want to enable all our staff and students to play an integral part within the York community, drawing on their unique knowledge and backgrounds while helping them to grow.

See further details in the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy that is also available as an accessible pdf.


Image - Athena SWAN Bronze AwardECU Member

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