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Departmental Equality and Diversity Champions

The University of York aims to provide a working and learning environment which is fair, welcoming and inclusive and where staff and students can fulfil their potential. The establishment of Equality Champions in each department is an important initiative for the Unversity in support of this aim.

Working in collaboration with the Equality and Diversity Office, the role of the champions is to:

  • Influence and inform their department
  • Raise awareness of the equality dimension in decision making in their department
  • Act as a conduit for information on equality initiatives
  • Celebrate success and developments
  • Support their department in Athena SWAN and other initiatives, eg. Race Equality Charter Mark
  • Feed back into the University structure

The Network was launched by the Vice-Chancellor, Profess Koen Lamberts as an event in June. Presentations were given on aspects of Equality and Diversity at the University including employment and equality, disability and Athena SWAN.

Date of the next Equality Champions Network meetings is:

Thursday 11 May 2017


Updated by the Equality and Diversity Office

February 2017


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