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and Inclusion

and Inclusion

The School commits to providing a good working environment for staff and students.

EDI Update

The death of George Floyd last year sparked an increase in support for the Black Lives Matter Movement (BLM) in the UK.

Over 70 of our students came together and formed 'Newcastle Changemakers' - a group whose aim is to call for changes in the School to improve EDI in academic and clinical areas.

The School invited the group to speak to the School EDI committee. This meeting has resulted in areas of the curriculum and school policy undergoing scrutiny and improvement.

This video has been produced by our students to showcase the work to date done by the School and student body. We will continue to work with our students to improve the education and culture of our school.


Silver Athena Swan award

We played a part in the Faculty of Medical Sciences winning a Faculty Silver Athena Swan award.

This recognises our progress towards gender equality. It demonstrates the University has a solid foundation for eliminating gender bias.

Working to address equality issues

Recent global events have highlighted there is still a long way to go to achieve true equality. Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee are working to address these issues.

Students are vital in identifying areas for improvement in the School and curriculum. Pictured below is a sitting of our Student Staff Committee.

Silver Athena Swan award

Recent actions




Recent actions from our EDI Committee include:

  • examining our teaching and course content
  • broadening the diversity of our clinical teaching material
  • reviewing our recruitment activity
  • School pledge to NUSU

There are many aspects that can prevent an individual reaching their full potential. As a School, we are working proactively to address these.

Our EDI Committee members are students and staff from a diverse range of backgrounds. They regularly meet to fulfil our commitment to making change.

Key contacts

In case of query, please contact:

Dr Hawa Fathi (Director of EDI, Lecturer)

Mrs Jill Lloyd (Administrative Lead, Deputy School Manager)

More information

Find out more about Newcastle University Athena Swan

Pictured: Our multicultural day.

A Faculty of Medical Sciences equality, diversity and inclusion event, featuring dental school staff and students.