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People, EDI and Wellbeing Committee

Membership and terms of reference 2022/23

Scope and purpose

The People, EDI and Wellbeing Committee is the prime mechanism through which the Council seeks oversight and assurance that the University has appropriate and effective processes and people in place to deliver the people, equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) and wellbeing objectives and KPIs, as set out in its Strategic Plan and its Guiding Principles. 

Its principal aims are:

  • To advise Council on strategic decisions relating to the workforce and make recommendations to Council on key strategic initiatives, as appropriate.
  • To provide assurance to Council on EDI matters (including the Access and Participation Plan).
  • To provide assurance to Council on matters relating to staff and student wellbeing, including the consideration of key strategic initiatives.
  • To monitor progress regarding the delivery of the relevant elements of the University’s Strategy (including the Our Citizens strategic theme). 

Terms of reference

  1. To monitor and report to Council on the University’s implementation of the Our Citizens theme of the University Strategy, and associated Guiding Principles, specifically: Equality and Diversity and Health and Wellbeing.
  2. To consider the University’s performance against key performance indicators regarding the workforce, EDI and wellbeing matters, assuring and/or advising Council as necessary.
  3. To monitor the University’s compliance with statutory equality requirements and to report to Council on the University’s key EDI performance data.
  4. To consider the EDI activity which takes place across the University and to report on progress across all key equality areas.
  5. To monitor the University’s People Strategy as an Enabling Plan within the University Strategy and the associated key performance indicators.
  6. To review the University’s Access and Participation Plan including targets and benchmarks, reporting to and advising Council on any areas of concern.
  7. To consider relevant risks on the Strategic University Risk Register, together with risk mitigation plans and sources of control.
  8. To monitor the University’s EDI and Staff Health and Wellbeing strategies, and the implementation of the Student Wellbeing Strategy through the appropriate reporting frameworks.
  9. To consider the wellbeing and EDI priorities of the Student Union Officers.
  10. To consider the equality and inclusivity impact of decisions made by the Committee, and take appropriate action where needed, in accordance with the University’s responsibilities under the Equality Act 2010.


Three lay members of Council - Vijay Sharma (Chair), Rishi Madlani, 1 vacancy

President and Vice-Chancellor - Nishan Canagarajah
Chair of EDI Committee – Henrietta O’Connor
A nominated member of Senate – Daniel Ladley
Registrar and Secretary – Geoff Green
Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Professional Services) – Kerry Law
Dean of Personal Tutoring – Richard Craggs
President of the Students’ Union or nominee – Nic Farmer/Hoor Pathan (alternating)
Director of Student Services and Belonging – Angela Truby

Total membership = 11

Normally in attendance at meetings

Director of Human Resources – Emma Stevens
Associate Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion – Angie Pears
Assistant Director of Staff Health and Wellbeing and Organisational Development – Nic Junkin

In attendance as required

Chief Marketing and Engagement Officer – Angelina Bingley
PVC Education – Liz Jones
PVC Research and Enterprise – Phil Baker
Director of Health and Safety – Neale Goff
Student EDI lead – Hannah Grosvenor

Reports to


Subcommittees reporting or aligning to People, EDI and Wellbeing Committee

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee (reporting)
Student Wellbeing and Inclusivity Sub-Committee (reporting)
Staff Health and Wellbeing Steering Group (aligning)
APP Strategy Panel (aligning)
Our Citizens Board (aligning)


Governance Office.

Frequency of meetings

The Committee will normally meet four times in each academic year.


4 members including one lay member of Council.

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