Promoting Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Principles, committee, training and policies.

People and Culture Committee

Our People and Culture (formerly Equality and Diversity Committee) was set up in 2013 to support the implementation of our first Athena SWAN action plan and more broadly, to deliver oversight and input on all Equality and Diversity issues. Members include academic representatives from all institutes, at all career stages, undergraduate and postgraduate students and members of support staff who deal with staff/student recruitment and retention. The  group meets four times a year and has a budget to promote and support events, training and internships.

For further information about the Committee, see the E&D Committee Page on the staff intranet or check out our blog or email.

People and Culture Committee

People and Culture blog


The University offers a wide range of training and career development opportunities, including online learning modules in e-Diversity in the Workplace, Developing an Understanding of Equality, Diversity and Internationalisation, and Overcoming Unconscious Bias.


The University's Equality and Diversity website  includes a list of equality and diversity related policies, including Dignity and Respect, Flexible Working, Family Leave and Trans Equality.

Our School intranet includes policies and/or guidance on issues relating to recruitment and employment, leave including maternity/paternity, room allocation, sabbaticals, expenses, appraisal / Performance and Development Review (PDR), sickness, promotions process etc.

Useful links

The University's Equality and Diversity Strategy, Outcomes and Action Plan

Athena SWAN Charter

University Equality and Diversity website

Equality and Diversity training resources

Challenging Unconscious Bias module

Other training and career development opportunities

University equality and diversity related policies