We believe that diversity is key to achieving excellence and underpins the exchange of ideas and innovation that is at the heart of our University mission. The University is committed to creating an inclusive learning and working environment where discrimination is not tolerated, where all members of the University can reach their full potential and where we affect positive change within the University, our city and wider society.
Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy for 2021 - 2024 sets out our vision and priorities for achieveing this. The over-arching themes of our Strategy are:
- Creating an inclusive environment: developing a University community where everyone feels welcome, included and empowered to succeed
- Dismantling barriers: addressing the structural barriers faced by groups within the University in order to create more equitable outcomes
- Integrating equality, diversity and inclusion: issues and impacts are considered and addressed across our activities
In implementing our EDI Strategy we aim to make the University a better place for everyone, whilst taking an evidence-based approach to identifying and prioritising issues. Delivery of the Strategy is led by the Central Equality Team, the Equality Change Programme Workstreams and College EDI Officers and Committees.
Progress against the Strategy is reported annually to University Council. A key success measure is our progress against the benchmarks established in the Strategy for senior female staff, Black, Asian and minority ethnic staff and to address the degree awarding gap. You can read annual reports on our progress here.