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Equality and Diversity Office

The University of York values the diversity of its members and is committed to the creation of a positive environment which is fair, welcoming and inclusive and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

The role of the Equality and Diversity Office is:

University News

Athena SWAN awards

The Department of Electronic Engineering has received a Bronze award in recognition of its commitment to gender equality and work in support of women's careers. This award also reinforces the University's ongoing commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. 

In addition, the University of York holds a number of other awards including a bronze institutional award and gold for the Departments of Chemistry and Biology.


  • Equality and Diversity Annual Report:

  • Read the University of York Equality and Diversity Annual Report 2014-15 and find out about progress on equality work across the University.
  • Equality and Diversity Training:

  • Find out about the range of training and development opportunities for staff run by the University's Learning and Development team.
  • Updated by the Equality and Diversity Office
  • March 2017
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