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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The Faculty has a commitment to establishing more inclusive working environments. This ensures and celebrates the diversity of all our staff and students.

We believe that a diverse and inclusive culture nurtures success. This drives new ideas, innovation and learning which benefits us all.

What we do

Equality, diversity and inclusion is everyone’s business. The Faculty's work is in line with the University’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strategy. 

This strategy is relevant to all our staff and students working and studying in our global locations. This includes our global alumni network.

The Faculty has a dedicated Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team. The team helps to build an environment of engagement and inclusion. This ensures that all our staff and students achieve their full potential.

In pursuit of excellence, we value equality and diversity and endeavour to embed these principles in all that we do.

Professor David Burn, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Faculty of Medical Sciences

Athena SWAN

We hold a Faculty Silver Athena SWAN award. This recognises our commitment and progress towards gender equality. It also recognises our achievements in supporting the career aspirations of our staff and students.

Read more about our Faculty Application and Action Plan.

Within the Faculty we continue to encourage ‘bottom-up’ engagement and initiatives from all our staff and students. We provide opportunities for cross-institutional working, and we respond to changes in external drivers.

Ongoing engagement

We are also working across the broad equality, diversity and inclusion agenda.

This supports the University’s work with:

  • ECU Race Equality Charter
  • Business Disability Forum
  • Stonewall Workplace Index (as a Stonewall Global Champion)