Equality and diversity

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.

Broader issues of equality and diversity are addressed by the School’s Equality and Diversity Committee, chaired by Dr Kate Ferris. Among other responsibilities, the Equality and Diversity Committee organise a series of events and activities related to issues of equality, diversity and inclusion including those marking LGBT History Month, Black History Month and the Annual Lecture in the History of Women, Gender and Sexuality.