We actively engage with our staff and students to work with them to build a culture which embeds equality, diversity, inclusion and accessibility (EDIA) into everything that we do.
As a University and Faculty we hold a number of accreditations for EDIA.
Our EDIA stories
Head over to our blog for stories about our Women of Stem.
We do not see these awards as the end goal, but as a means to demonstrate our actions to improve the accessibility, inclusivity and diversity of our staff and student bodies.
We passionately believe in the goal of social inclusion from helping all young people to see how they can be the mathematicians, scientists and engineers of the future, to encourage students from all backgrounds to reach their potential and to support our staff to progress and be role models for others.
Currently we are in a period of transition as our Schools of Engineering and Natural Sciences apply for their own Athena SWAN awards in November 2021. Our Departments have been able to keep their existing award status until that point.
Our current awards
Race Equality Charter
Recognising an institutions work to identify and self-reflect on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students.
A framework which is used across the globe to support and transform gender equality within higher education (HE) and research.
A list which is compiled from the Workplace Equality Index – the UK’s leading benchmarking tool for LGBT inclusion in the workplace.