Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2017-2022


Founded on principles of excellence, equality and opportunity for all, the University of York is proud to create an environment that attracts the best staff and students from all over the world.

What we gain from our diverse communities is immeasurable.

We want all our staff and students to feel they are an integral part of the York community, and together we will create an inclusive culture where everyone can contribute to university life, knowledge and growth.

Our Equality, Diversity and 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 and 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 our academic and professional services and the student community.

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



Created by the Equality and Diversity Office

December 2017

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