Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy 2016-2021

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We believe that diversity in all its forms delivers greater impact in our research and teaching and enhances the experience of our students. Our main focus is to increase the proportion of female engineers, addressing the current drastic under-representation. We aim to:

  • Foster an inclusive culture in which all staff and students, regardless of gender, background, heritage, etc., can be their whole self within a diverse community
  • Engage staff and students in the rationale for and benefits of diversity, in particular gender balance
  • Increase the diversity of staff and students in the Faculty, in particular increasing the proportion of
    female academic staff and students
  • Provide additional support that may be required by our staff and students, for example those with
    caring responsibilities and those from minority backgrounds
  • Challenge the status quo, remove barriers and embrace transformational ideas around how we recruit, retain and promote, in particular for women in engineering.