School of Computing

Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity

We are committed to building and maintaining a positive culture by celebrating differences, challenging prejudice and ensuring fairness.

Overview

What we hope to achieve

We want to make the School as representative as we can. We will continue to identify ways of making the School more inclusive for everyone, no matter their background, race, culture, status or gender.

If you would like more information, please get in touch with the co-chairs Laura Heels and John Mace comp.edi@ncl.ac.uk 

Report Issues

You can use the Improving our School Report It Form to inform the School of any behaviours or circumstances that you believe are making someone feel uncomfortable, excluded or threatened based on their race, gender, sexuality, religion or disability.

Useful links

Networks

We have a number of networks across the University:

  • Rainbow Network celebrates LGBT+ within the University
  • NU Women is open to all women. This network provides a forum for women to meet, share ideas, provide mutual support for their career development, and feeds into the University issues of concern and interest to women members of staff
  • Parents and Carers (University login required) is for all parents and carers at Newcastle University, including students. The group aims to build and oversee an interactive and supportive network for parents and to be a voice for parents with children of all ages at institutional level
  • BAME Staff Network (University login required) is cross-faculty support community and platform for institutional engagement run by and for BAME academic, professional and technical services staff, and postgraduate research students
  • Disability Interest Group (university login required) is for anyone who wants to help promote a positive, safe and respectful environment for disabled students, staff and visitors. It’s a joint network, open to all disabled and non-disabled staff and students at Newcastle University

Who to contact

Laura Heels and John Mace are the current chairs of EDI committee.

If you would like to get in touch, please email in confidence Laura and John: comp.edi@ncl.ac.uk

Report Issues

You can use the Improving our School Report It Form to inform the School of any behaviours or circumstances that you believe are making someone feel uncomfortable, excluded or threatened based on their race, gender, sexuality, religion or disability.

 

EDI Committee Head

Laura Heels
Lecturer

Email:
Telephone: +44 191 208 3604

EDI Committee Members

Cagri Yildirim
Learning Enhancements Projects Adviser

Hazel Dixon
PhD Student

Dr John Mace
Lecturer in Security

Email:

Maddie Kinnair
Learning and Teaching Team Leader

Email: madeleine.kinnair@ncl.ac.uk
Telephone: 0191 2088072

Dr Maryam Mehrnezhad
Research Fellow

Email:

Sara Bellwood
Operations Assistant

Xander Brouwer
Institute of coding Business Engagement Manager