Equality, diversity and inclusion

The School of Chemistry is committed to creating an inclusive environment that supports equality and diversity. The School aims to achieve fair and equal representation for all, enabling all members of staff and students to contribute and reach their full potential. All staff operate under the University’s equality, diversity and inclusion policy.

The University and School of Chemistry are committed to supporting equality and diversity in all aspects of its activity. Everyone has the right to study and work in a supportive and tolerant environment free from discrimination and harassment, regardless of race, religion, disability, ethnicity, or sexual identity or orientation.

The Report and Support tool is available to report any concerns you have related to wellbeing, bullying, discrimination, abuse, assault or harassment of any sort. You can report anonymously or using your contact details. If you provide your contact details, a member of staff will be able to contact you to help provide support. This tool can be used by students, members of staff, members of the public or visitors to the University.

The Mediation Service is available to students, staff and members of the public, experiencing disagreement or conflict, who would prefer a less formal method of discussing University-related disagreements and grievances. The service is also available for groups or teams.

I strongly believe that a School needs to provide an inclusive and welcoming environment that promotes equal opportunities for all staff and students regardless of their background or identities and give everybody the opportunity to contribute to the success of the School. As Chair of the EDI Committee, I am committed to improving the diversity, equality and inclusion of the School through meaningful initiatives to ensure that everyone feels valued and respected.

Dr. Tanja van Mourik (Chair of the ED&I committee)

Tanja Van Mourik