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 Equality News

Campus Rainbow Flag Raising event - Monday 3 June 2019

The Vice Chancellor raised the rainbow flag to celebrate York Pride 2019. Members of the University community to came along to show their support. See a transcript from each of the speakers.

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York Pride Parade - Saturday 8 June 

The University took part in this years York Pride Parade on Saturday 8 June under a joint staff and student University banner. Members of the University community joined this family friendly event.  

After the parade there were further celebration activities at the York racecourse, that including a science-themed stall organised by the Departments of Physics and Psychology. 

Athena SWAN

We are pleased to announce the latest Athena SWAN Awards at the University of York.

University of York: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

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


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