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:

  • Student societies that represent different identities, through our Union of Students, who also share our commitment to provide an inclusive community for all of our students
  • Staff-led diversity and inclusion groups that encourage input and involvement from students
  • Embedding equality, diversity and inclusion into our staff recruitment practices, to ensure our workforce is representative of our student population and the communities in which we're based
  • Events to mark regional, national, and international days that celebrate and raise awareness of diversity
  • Challenging barriers to inclusion and influencing change throughout all university environments and life
  • Developing a programme of role models and allies to demonstrate supportive visibility to all students and staff however they identify

Find out more about what we do

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Students on a nature walk in woodland

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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