Gender equality

Supporting our diverse community

Gender Equality Network

The Gender Equality Network (GEN) is a sub-group of the University Equality and Diversity Committee. Current members of the GEN team represent academic staff, professional services and administrative staff across the University.

Throughout the year, they undertake a range of activities and events which cover the consideration of University policies in terms of gender, discussing experiences of different groups of staff and organising a celebration of International Women’s Day and Women’s History Month. The International Women’s Day event brought together representatives from EDIW, UCU union, Fairtrade, Derby Moves, our Careers team, Union of Students, Derby Ravens cheerleaders and music from Phantom Media.

The GEN recognises the need to promote, enhance and support the experiences and wellbeing of staff across the University. Working with the Union of Students and network members, we ensure that all issues are addressed and proposals for change are taken forward.

happy BAME student in the University of Derby atrium at a Freshers event

Our role models and allies

Our role models and allies represent and support the diverse communities at the University. They are people who recognise and visibly demonstrate every day that everyone has an important contribution to make.

Meet our role models and alliesMeet our role models and allies