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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

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

We value individual differences and the diversity that this brings. We want to ensure is that no one is at a disadvantage because of who they are.

Our commitment to diversity extends beyond our duties under the Equality Act and Public Sector Equality Duty. Through dedicated working groups, events and projects we aim to create a positive, supportive culture for everyone to reach their potential.

Our upcoming priorities and projects

Race equality

Newcastle is working towards becoming a leading university in race equality and is committed to joining the Advance HE Race Equality Charter (REC). We were the only UK university to award Dr Martin Luther King Jr an honorary degree during his lifetime.

Gender equality

Newcastle University is dedicated to promoting gender equality across campus. We are proud to be a member of the Athena Swan Charter and hold an Institution level Silver Athena Swan Award and 19 school level awards.

Disability equality

Newcastle University is a member of the Business Disability Forum (BDF). We have set up a disability network so that staff and students can share experiences and influence policies and practices across our services.

Faith, religion and belief

We welcome individuals of all faiths and are proud of our religious diversity. Get involved with one of our faith groups or find out about worship spaces on campus.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender

As a Stonewall Global Diversity Champion, we are finding even more ways to ensure Newcastle is LGBT and non-binary inclusive.

Family friendly and carers

Newcastle University's Parent and Childcare Implementation Group is working to achieve family friendly excellence by 2021.

Meet the team

Newcastle University ensures that equality and diversity remain at the top of our agenda by entrusting a dedicated Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) team with our mission.

The EDI team provide strategic direction as well as monitoring how well we are doing at embedding the values of equality and diversity across the University.

We are committed to developing a fully inclusive community that values diversity.

Professor Judith Rankin, Dean of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Newcastle University Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team.

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