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Equality, diversity and inclusion

The School of History is committed to supporting equality of opportunity and inclusion at every level, irrespective of age, gender, maternity, disability, race, faith, sex and sexual orientation, through the enactment of fair policies and practices. The School seeks to provide a place of welcome, tolerance and inclusivity in which to study, work and research. The School will not tolerate discrimination, harassment or bullying of any kind towards an individual or group.

The School acknowledges the need to continue to work towards achieving greater diversity among our staff and student body and in our curriculum. The School recognises that a fairer, more diverse and inclusive working and studying environment behoves and benefits us all.

All staff in the School operate under the university’s Equality and Diversity Inclusion Policy. The School’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee, chaired by the Director for EDI, is responsible for promoting and monitoring all activity in the School as it pertains to issues of

  • equality
  • fairness
  • transparency
  • inclusion
  • diversity 

With respect to issues of gender (in)equality, including the intersections of this with other forms of inequality and discrimination, the committee is responsible for handling the School’s submissions to the Athena Swan charter mark.  In addition to this, and to the enactment and monitoring of policy and practices in the School, the committee organises regular events and activities related to issues of equality, diversity and inclusion including those marking LGBT History Month, Black History Month, Disability History Month, and the Annual Lecture in the History of Women, Gender and Sexuality.

As the School’s nominated EDI officer Kate Ferris is the first port of call for any student or staff in the School who wishes to discuss any EDI related matter.

More information on all of our EDI activities, and related resources, can be found by clicking on the headings below.