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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We welcome everyone and work to help them reach their full potential.

We, in the School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, are committed to developing and promoting an inclusive community which recruits and retains staff and students from all sectors of society. We strive to create a culture of kindness and care, where everybody is treated with dignity and respect, and promote a nurturing environment in which we can share, respect, and learn from each other’s diverse lived experiences.

We will help staff and students to fulfil their potential and overcome any potential barriers relating (but not limited) to gender, age, sexual orientation, ethnic heritage, religious belief, physical and/or mental disability, and neurodiversity. We believe that knowledge and education is key to creating a more equitable, diverse and inclusive built environment sector.

We will continue to develop strong positive relationships within the School and with external partners and promote a common vision where diversity is valued by all. We will learn more, to advance equality, diversity and inclusion aims wthin the school, and build on this learning to encourage and support the advancement of our affiliated proffesional bodies including Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Landscape Institute (LI), Royal Institution of Chartered surveyors (RICS) and UK Research and Innovation (UKRI).

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

What we do

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) involves all our staff and students. It is a set of ideas and principles that we value and place emphasis on and through our actions, we represent these principles. A diverse and inclusive culture nurtures success and benefits us all.

The EDI Committee comprises of staff and students from across the school. It raises the profile of issues, guides discussion, organises events and drives all EDI actions. The School’s work is in line with the University’s wider equality, diversity and inclusion agenda.

Who we are

Find out more about the members of the EDI Committee

Athena Swan

We hold a Bronze Athena SWAN award at the school level. This recognises our commitment and progress towards gender equality. It also recognises our achievements in supporting the career aspirations of our staff and students. We are working on the action log developed within that application.