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Equality and Diversity

Equality and Diversity

We provide a fair and supportive working environment for all our staff and students.

The Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Team‌ ‌support the School in its commitment to the guidelines set out in current and future School equality charter awards.

Read the Terms of Reference: EDI (including Athena SWAN)

Find out more about the University's commitment to Athena SWAN.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award

The School achieved an Athena SWAN Bronze award in September 2017.

The Athena SWAN Charter recognises the commitment of institutions and departments to:

  • address gender equalities
  • tackle the unequal representation of women in higher education
  • improve career progression for female academics

Newcastle University was successful in achieving a Silver institutional award in April 2016. We are one of only nine institutions in the UK to hold a Silver award, demonstrating the impact of our activities.

Newcastle is an inclusive community where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

University policies

The University has a number of policies to support staff. These include:

  • flexible working
  • special leave
  • support and wellbeing
  • equality and diversity
  • recruitment and promotion

These policies are on the People Services internal site.