Inclusion at Sheffield is everyone's responsibility

Kamal Birdi


We know that to be a world-class university we must be a truly inclusive university.

We are proud of our diverse community. Women make up 49 per cent of our workforce, 13 per cent of our staff are from a Black, Asian and Other Minority Ethnic background, and international colleagues make up 21 per cent. We have more than 28,000 students, including 7,344 students from 149 countries.

We know that when people come together with different views, approaches and insights it can lead to richer, more creative and innovative teaching and research and the highest levels of student experience.

We will continue working together to deliver on our objectives, and to identify where we can make further progress in creating a fully inclusive environment where everyone can flourish.

Here are just some of the examples of how we're progressing inclusion at Sheffield:

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GENDER EQUALITY

We're committed to progressing gender equality. Read on to hear from staff and students about their hopes for the future.

Stephanie Ejegi-Memeh

RACE EQUALITY

We've developed a race equality strategy to help us create a more diverse and inclusive University community.

Gill Valentine

LGBT+ INCLUSION

We're proud to be a Stonewall Top 100 Employer in recognition of our efforts to tackle discrimination and create an inclusive workplace.

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HEALTH AND WELLBEING

For Mental Health Awareness Week 13-19 May 2019, here's an overview of the support and activities available to our staff.