Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
The Faculty of Engineering's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) team has been created to support staff and students and make sure they feel valued.
The team's mission is to encourage everyone to recognise their full potential in order to lead themselves to success.
They are working closely with people across the University to achieve this and will be running events throughout the year.
If you have any thoughts about how to make the faculty a better place to work, please get in touch with Faculty EDI Officer, Angela Aston.
Meet the team
Professor Glenn McDowell, Faculty EDI Chair
Angela Aston, EDI Officer
The Faculty of Engineering has an EDI committee made up of 15 members who work to:
- Promote diversity, equality and inclusion
- Support all students and staff to excel
- Develop a culture and working environment that encourages people to challenge themselves and others openly, constructively, and with respect – to raise the quality of all we do together.
The EDI's vision statement lies at the heart of the work they do:
“To create a faculty culture of equality, diversity and inclusion, where these values are fully embraced and where all students and staff are made to feel valued and who work in an environment of mutual respect.”
Staff and students were invited to the One World event to speak about their native home as part of celebrations highlighting diversity in the faculty.
Lunch representing the multi-cultural theme was provided, offering a taste of food from around the world. An audience also enjoyed a performance from the Salsachè dance studio and even took part in a step-by-step dance tutorial, led by the local dancers.
Other highlights included the President of the Nigerian Sudents Society, Victor Chuckwuemeka Udeozor, promoting the Liter of Light initiative and a poetry recital from the Bengali Society.
If you would like to raise an issue of concern confidentially please fill out our feedback form.
For more information or to share your thoughts, please email Angela Aston or call 0115 951 3951.
Health and wellbeing is important to ensure staff and students have a positive experience in the work place and reach their full potential.
As well as accessing University sports facilities, including the new £40 million David Ross Sports Centre, faculty staff can now book on to weekly activities using the new Juice Hub.
A new fitness suite and games room have also been installed in the Coates Building. For more information about the Juice Hub please contact Angela Aston.
Staff training sessions
The Faculty of Engineering runs staff training sessions as part of the programme.
Please choose a session and follow the link to book a place.
- Unconscious Bias training for academic staff - 5 July 2017 (1100-1230 C5/C7 Coates Building) - Register place
- Unconscious Bias training for APM staff - 12 July 2017 (0930-1100 C5/C7 Coates Building) - Register place
- Declaring a Disability and Making Reasonable Adjustments for staff - 12 July 2017 (1200-1330 C5/C7 Coates Building) - Register place