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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

We are committed to supporting an inclusive working and learning environment where we celebrate our diversity to enable all our staff and students to achieve their potential driving innovation, creativity, and success. Our Institute EDI committee leads on this important agenda and aims to: 

  • actively promote dignity, respect, inclusivity and equal treatment among staff, students and other stakeholders
  • develop strategies to promote EDI in PHSI, by engaging staff and students in the process
  • promote new policies and procedures and best practice relating to equality and diversity in all aspects of our activities encompassing all protected characteristics
  • help shape and deliver PHSI EDI culture 
  • being responsive to changing circumstances in PHSI, and the wider faculty and university 
  • raising the profile and priority of EDI within PHSI 

Key contacts

Academic leads: Nicola Heslehurst

Professional service lead: Paul Valentine

National Initiatives

The Faculty of Medical Sciences has been awarded an Athena SWAN Institutional Silver accreditation in recognition for the work undertaken for promoting gender equality in research and academia.

The University is a member of the Race Equality Charter (REC) which provides a framework through which institutes​ work to identify and self-reflect on “institutional and cultural barriers” standing in the way of minority ethnic staff and students.​​

Athena SWANN silver award logo



Race Equality Charter member logo


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