Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) is embedded in the DNA of the Department and is at the heart of everything we strive to do. This reflects our desire to be proactive and courageous in our efforts to be truly inclusive, by supporting students and staff and removing frameworks and practices that maintain inequality and discrimination. Supporting these three pillars is critical to ensuring all members of our community can realise their potential, that we embrace and value differences and that each one of us feels like we belong in the Department.

Our supportive and inclusive culture has been rewarded by renewal of our Athena SWAN Gold Award in 2019. This represents an opportunity to continue to drive further positive change that will foster a positive environment for our diverse international community. As a Department we will never stand still.

From our inception we have strived to generate social value and impact through our research, teaching, outreach and entrepreneurship. We firmly believe that these efforts must be matched by supporting EDI everyday and placing it front and centre in our long-term strategies.

Our EDI themes