The Equality Change Programme (ECP) was established in autumn 2020 to drive forward key strands of EDI activity, with a particular emphasis on the University Athena SWAN and Race Equality Charter action plans. The ECP focuses on introducing changes at institutional level that support our duties to ensure fairness and promote equality in relation to the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics.
The workstreams overseen by a Governance Group which reports into the Equality Executive Group. Both the Equality Executive Group and Governance Group are chaired by the DPVC Equalities. The Governance Group has strategic oversight of the delivery of workstream activities.
The workstreams will run for the duration of the current University Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Scheme (2021 -2024), with an opportunity to review membership each year. Work stream projects are reviewed annually and will align with the priorities under the EDI Scheme for that year.
Equality Change Programme Updates:
In 2023, the programme will focus on delivering the outstanding actions from the Athena and Race Equality Action plans, monitoring the impact of actions that have been delivered and preparing to renew/extend the University REC and Athena awards in 2025.