Equality, diversity, inclusion and wellbeing

A university that celebrates you

Our University celebrates diversity and recognises the challenges of being human and the significance and impact of inclusion within an organisation. We are all different, with individual talents and needs. Our inclusive community of academics and professional service staff work hard to support and enable everyone to thrive and be the best version of themselves.

Across our academic and professional services, we promote an environment that challenges unconscious bias and discrimination at every level of the organisation.

We do this through:

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Women's History Month

Women’s History Month runs through March and coincides with International Women’s Day on 8 March 2020. This month honours the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women throughout history.

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Not all disabilities are visible

Hidden disabilities can make it hard to communicate your need for special requirements in a quick way. That's why we've introduced the sunflower badge.

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LGBT+ History Month

LGBT+ History Month seeks to raise the visibility of people from LGBT+ communities and offers opportunities for community allies to openly show their support and solidarity.

Find out how we supported this year's LGBT+ History MonthFind out how we supported this year's LGBT+ History Month
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Over on the blog

Take a look at articles related to inclusion - from nature connectedness to how online learning can improve outcomes for students with disabilities.

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The Athena SWAN Charter

Our University is a member of the Athena SWAN Charter, aiming to support gender equality through our roles and activities.

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