Equality and Diversity

Welcome to the School of Health in Social Science Equality, Diversity and Inclusion pages.

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) are core values in the School of Health in Social Science, and inform all of our work. The School has an active EDI committee, chaired by the EDI Director, who also sits on the School’s Senior Management Committee. 

Originally, EDI in the School of Health in Social Science was focused around gender equality, and the Athena Swan Charter. For several years now, this remit has expanded to incorporate EDI more broadly, whilst maintaining our activity relating to Athena Swan. While a key focus is on ‘protected characteristics’ which represent legal requirements of all work in the School, we take a broad view, and consider other aspects of equality, diversity and inclusion. In particular, this incorporates Widening Participation and attending to the impact of socioeconomic background and status on the ability of staff and students to achieve their goals.

Activities that the EDI Committee are engaged in include: 

  • Monitoring progress and actions in relation to Athena Swan 
  • Supporting work on decolonisation in higher education 

  • Administering staff and student-led EDI funding opportunities 

  • Hosting EDI-related seminars and training 



Our EDI events are supported by the School's EDI Committee and run throughout the academic year.

Inspired by the Black Lives Matter movement, this group aims to create a space for all of us to learn, discuss, reflect, and actively work towards equality, diversity, and social justice within academia.

The School of Health in Social Science Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Committee is pleased to announce a call for proposals for funded student-led EDI initiatives.