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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Newcastle is a welcoming and inclusive community. We treat everyone with dignity and respect.

Our values and vision

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) is a core value for the University and our Faculty. We value individuality and the diversity this brings to our working and learning environments. It helps drive innovation and creativity, and builds a vibrant community and diversity of thought.

Our vision is to ensure that everyone has opportunities to succeed. No one should be at a disadvantage because of who they are.

Our EDI commitment

We’re committed to our equality, diversity and inclusion responsibilities. Our dedicated EDI committees, groups, events and projects are helping us create an inclusive and supportive culture for everyone in our Faculty.

Our Faculty's EDI Strategic Action Plan supports the wider University EDI Strategy. It prioritises areas which help create a diverse and inclusive learning and working environment for all our students and colleagues.

We aspire to be a welcoming and inclusive community, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. We value individual differences and believe our Faculty is strengthened by the diversity this brings.

Dr Sharron Kuznesof, Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Support and wellbeing

We’re committed to creating a positive environment and experience for everyone. Our Faculty does not tolerate any form of hate crime, discrimination, harassment, violence or misconduct.

We have a wide range of support, guidance and services for students and colleagues, on matters relating to:

  • disability
  • mental health and wellbeing
  • faith
  • gender identity
  • sexual harassment and violence

Meet our EDI Team

Our Faculty EDI Team work alongside University EDI colleagues and groups. Their goal is to embed equality, diversity and inclusion into everyday practice. They also offer advice and support to help champion change.

Dr Sharron Kuznesof
Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Eleanor Farrington
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Adviser

We also have a Faculty EDI Committee which makes sure we meet our equality, diversity and inclusion responsibilities and follow best practices.

We're proud of our growing diversity. It brings new ideas and perspectives to our teaching and research programmes. It's making a significant difference and helping to break the traditional bias within our Faculty.

Professor Stephanie Glendinning, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for SAgE