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Reduced Inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries.

UN Sustainable Development Goals

17 Sustainable Development Goals are at the core of the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. They represent a blueprint for peace and prosperity that all its member states adopted in 2015.

Find out more about how Newcastle University is working towards these goals to help create a better and fairer world.

Goal 10

We are committed to:

  • supporting our people through anti-discrimination policies
  • taking further action by our dedicated Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity Team

Accessibility of campus facilities is a focus of ours. We ensure that there are:

  • accessibility features on the campus grounds and buildings
  • specialist student accommodation

We aim to reduce inequalities across much of our research work.


Our activity


Newcastle University has many anti-discrimination policies. The policies relate to admissions and support after students and colleagues join the University:

The University has a dedicated Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Team. This team embeds EDI across University activity. The team consists of central colleagues and faculty officers.


We have accessible facilities across campus, as highlighted on the campus map. We provide accessible accommodation for students.

We have disability support including information and guidance for prospective and current students.

We commit to providing an inclusive environment for people with varied and complex disabilities. This commitment has leadership from the University Executive. It is embedded within processes and practices throughout the University.   Our commitment provides funding, resources and guidance to users. It also provides networks where colleagues and students can share experiences, feedback and influence the physical environment, policies and procedures.

The aims of the inclusive environment are to:

  • remove barriers to disability
  • accommodate by design, the diverse needs of users

This helps us to facilitate and dignify equal and intuitive use by everyone

The University is a member of the Business Disability Forum, the leading membership organisation in disability inclusion. We provide a number of Changing Places Facilities which are available for public use. 

We publish information through the University web pages and our annual EDI report. The report demonstrates our monitoring of progress and objectives.


The Newcastle University Centres of Research Excellence (NUCoREs) have an aim of reducing inequalities across many of their research themes.

The NUCoREs focus on inequalities when researching children and youth, ageing, cities, and mobility.

The NUCoREs help to uphold the University’s core value of Social and Environmental Justice. They include and encourage research on the local, national and global scale.