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Equality and diversity

The School of Economics and Finance 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. The School operates under the University’s Equality and Diversity Inclusion Policy.

The School is against any kind of discrimination and harassment on any basis, including but not limited to gender, race, ethnicity, religion, and sexual orientation. For more information, please familiarise yourself with the University's policy on what constitutes bullying or harassment.

Report and support

If you need to report or talk with someone about issues relating to equality and diversity, please get in touch with either the School’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Dr Maria Chiara Iannino ( or the Head of School, Professor Alan Sutherland (

You can report such incidents anonymously using the University’s Report and Support tool, which is aligned to institutional policies. You can also choose to use this tool to report using your contact details so a member of staff can get in touch with you to help provide support. This tool can be used by students, members of staff, members of the public or visitors to the University.

Athena SWAN Bronze Award

The School of Economics and Finance has been recognised with an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for its work to promote gender equality and overcome barriers to career progression for all. Athena SWAN started with the Athena Project and the Scientific Women’s Academic Network (SWAN) advancing representation of women in Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine (STEMM) in Higher Education. It was expanded to include Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Law (AHSSBL) and now also covers professional / support staff, trans staff, and students. Levels of the award are Bronze, Silver and Gold.

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