Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Arts and Humanities
Our commitment to equality, diversity and Inclusion
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities recognises that a diverse student and staff community is fundamental to improving our overall effectiveness. We want to create a work place where everyone feels safe and recognised. The Equality and Diversity committee aims to ensure that everybody is treated fairly and according to their individual needs. We are here to translate good intentions into real changes and practices.
|About the committee||
The purpose of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee will be to take an informed and action based approach to key issues of diversity and equality identified within the Faculty.
You can contact us via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Read our terms of reference.
|Members and meetings||
Three meetings per session (ideally one in Week 4-5 each semester, with a third in late June/early July). Smaller action based groups to meet as required.
|Good practice guidelines||
Download our good practice guidelines. These guidelines offer advice on mitigating implicit bias as well as a variety of other issues.
|Projects and events||
Events taking place across Sheffield. This section will be updated monthly, so do check it regularly. Please email us if you have an event that you would like featured.
The Department of Archaeology has achieved a Bronze Award in the Equality Challenge Unit's Athena SWAN Charter. Find out more about the award.
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Student Services Information Desk (SSiD)
Located on level 3 of the Students’ Union, SSiD is your one stop shop for information, help, support and guidance. They:
The University of Sheffield and its Students' Union are committed to equality and diversity for lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans (LGBT) students. As part of that commitment and as a way of enhancing their experience of University life we have worked together to produce the SSiD Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Student web pages. There you will find information on the extensive support and advice services provided by the University and the Students' Union as well as information about specific issues relevant to the lives of LGBT students.
The LGBT+ Committee is student-run committee which is available to students and runs regular events.
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities is home to students from all over the world.
Disability and Dyslexia Support Service
If you have an impairment or condition that can make it difficult for you to undertake study-related tasks like sitting exams, reading, planning and writing assignments, attending classes and taking notes in them or delivering presentations, then you are likely to be eligible for disability support. Visit the DDSS website.
E-learning module: Transgender awareness
A new e-learning module designed to help people understand trans issues and experiences is now available to staff through MOLE.
How to access the e-learning module
Established in 2012, the network aims to support women staff in their career development by acting as a forum for discussion and a unified voice to help raise issues and address career challenges that women face. The network provides informal mentoring and networking opportunities, access to a range of role models, and a variety of initiatives to improve retention and promotion for women.
The University Personal Harassment Network is staffed by volunteers from across the University who have received specialist training in the Harassment Policy and Procedures. They are available to provide information on a confidential basis to any member of University staff who feels they are being harassed.
Sandra Henry, based in the School of Languages and Cultures, is the Faculty contact for this network (ext. 28454).
The University counselling service provides an opportunity to talk in confidence about difficulties, experiences, feelings, thoughts and problems that may be concerning you. They provide individual counselling sessions and run the "skills for life" programme.
LGBT staff network
The network enables LGBT staff to come together to share information, support and, by signalling a LGBT presence on campus, to ensure we maintain a comfortable and fully inclusive environment in which everyone can reach their full potential without fear of discrimination. The network:
Staff and Disability Network
The Staff and Disability Network aims to bring together members of the University community with a physical impairment, or mental ill-health, (either declared or undeclared) in an informal and relaxed way, in order to meet each other, gain or offer support, participate in social activities, and share experiences. We aim to maintain a comfortable and fully inclusive environment without fear of discrimination. It is open to all members of staff with experience of, or an interest in, these areas.
Funded in 2012, the Parents@TUOS network aims to be a conduit for information, support all staff and students through career breaks, share best practice and "how to" tips.
Supported by the Parents@TUoS network, the Adopters network will meet quarterly to give adopters across the University a chance to meet up with each other, to gain support, and find out useful information on topics that are specific to adopters.
|Tackling Implicit Bias||
On 4 May 2017 professor Jenny Saul presented on implicit bias and stereotype threat in academia. Watch the talk below and download a toolbox of techniques for intervening.
|The future of gender in the curriculum with Prof. Andrea Pető||
On 25 October 2017 Professor Andrea Pető (Professor of Gender Studies, Central European University, Budapest) gave a talk on 'The Future of Gender in the Curriculum'. In the interview below, watch Professor Pető and Dr Julie Gottlieb discuss the current state of affairs for gender studies.