Equality, diversity and inclusion

The School of Medicine is committed to delivering on the vision:

“to ensure that our School is an outstanding place to work, study and collaborate where the principles of fairness and opportunity are fully embedded in our philosophy and operations and that our School and University are recognised internal and externally as a sector leading progressive, inclusive, and fair practice and opportunity institution. Where all colleagues feel supported, valued, and able to speak out and where bias, bullying, discrimination, and harassment are not tolerated.”

For many years, the School's SCALE (Strategy for Changing Academic Life Environment) group has supported its equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) work and has achieved a great deal, including:

  • a buddying scheme and improvements to induction for all new staff
  • developing structured pre-promotions support for academic and research staff
  • establishing a medicinal garden and free yoga classes to support the health and wellbeing of all students and staff.

The School holds an Athena SWAN Bronze award and is in the process of evaluating the impact of implementing its promises on its Athena SWAN action plan.

Read the School's Athena Swan application

Report and support

If you or someone you know has experienced bullying, discrimination, abuse, assault or harassment of any sort, 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. Find out more about how Report and Support works.