Equality and diversity

The School of English 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 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, or sexual orientation. For more information on what constitutes bullying or harassment, please see the University’s advice and support webpage.  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 and diversity officer, or the Head of School. 

Athena SWAN

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 has since been expanded to include Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business and Law (AHSSBL). Athena SWAN covers professional and support staff and also transgender staff and students. Levels of the award are Bronze, Silver and Gold.‌

The School is currently working toward the Bronze award.