Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Computer Science
We work hard to provide an environment that allows staff and students to thrive and excel in their education and career alike. The culture of the School suppports equality, diversity and inclusivity and actively encourages a better representation throughout the staff and student base.
The Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity (EDI) committee has been set up to oversee specific activities that are focussed on furthering the EDI principles in support of staff and students.
Our work is framed by and embedded in the University's Commitment to EDI principles.
We are very keen to hear about any issue that impacts on equality, diversity or inclusion. Please use our contact form to report any issues. Any enquiries will be treated as anonymous.
Current award status
The School of Computer Science currently holds an Athena SWAN Bronze Award status as a reflection of our commitment to creating an environment for all staff and students that is unified in its celebration of diversity. We work hard to provide an environment that allows staff and students to thrive and excel in their education and career alike. The culture of the school supports equality, diversity and equal opportunities for all, and actively encourages a better representation throughout the staff and student base.
The School's commitments to Athena SWAN are coalescent with wider University initiatives such as WinSET (Women in Science and Technology) and our links to UK and EU initiatives aiming to promote science to women, support and inspire them to make decisions that are right for them: #NotJustForBoys and Science: It's a Girl Thing!
The School’s EDI Committee develops and implements strategies and policies to ensure that staff and students are treated solely on the basis of their merits, abilities and potential, regardless of gender, race, colour, nationality, ethnic/national origin, age, socio-economic background, disability, religious/political beliefs, family circumstances or sexual orientation.
It has representation from academic, technical, research and administrative staff together with undergraduate and postgraduate students. You can view a full list of personnel involved with the 2017 Diversity and Inclusion committee, which contains links to their staff profiles.
In addition to implementing the University's Equality & Diversity strategies the School also offers:
- paid maternity leave for Home/EU postgraduate research students
- informal flexible working
- reduced teaching and administration duties for staff returning from maternity leave
- whole-School meetings, events and training held in core hours.
Previous Diversity Committee newsletters (.pdf):
Activities, groups and events
Learn more about the various activities the School undertakes as part of our EDI commitments, including the Women in Computer Science group, Women in Technology Conference and our partner initiatives.
See our activities
Action plan and objectives