College of Life Sciences

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in Life Sciences

The College of Life Sciences is committed to providing a positive, inclusive and collaborative working environment for all of our staff and students. Our vision is to embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in everything we do; research, teaching and a collegiate culture.

Our College EDI Strategy sets out a roadmap with clear EDI objectives that align to the College plan. We recognise that progress in the Life Sciences cannot reach its full potential unless it can benefit from the talents of the whole population and until individuals from all backgrounds can benefit equally from the opportunities and discoveries it affords.

Our dedicated College EDI Team supports our EDI Working Groups and the College, departmental and school EDI committees; together these provide an effective structure for channelling our staff and student voice and progressing a culture in which everyone can thrive.

We hold a College Silver Athena Swan Award which recognises commitment and progress towards gender equality, the result of many years of work across all of our departments to challenge stereotypes and make positive cultural changes.

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