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School of Computing Equality and Diversity

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

What we hope to achieve

We want to make the School of Computing 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

Women in computing

We are one of 113 higher education institutions, research institutes and individual schools and departments to receive an Athena SWAN award.

We strive to create an atmosphere everyone can enjoy.

The Equality Challenge Unit awarded an Athena Swan Bronze Award to the School of Computing at Newcastle University.

This represents an achievement in gender equality and diversity. The award reflects the effort of Computing students and staff to make an environment that is equal and diverse.


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