Faculty of Engineering

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 Coordinator, Emma Hadfield-Hudson.



Meet the team


Sam Kingman (he/him)
EDI Chair

Charlotte LushCharlotte Lush (she/her)
Faculty Director of People and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion 

Sarah Wilson

Sarah Wilson (she/her)
EDI Coordinator


Chris SprangeChris Sprange (he/him)
Deputy Director of EDI

Katy McKenzie in a yellow hard hat working in an engineering lab.Katy J. McKenzie (she/her)
Deputy Director of EDI

Angela NothoferAngela Nothofer (she/her)
Deputy Director of EDI


The Faculty of Engineering EDI Board 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.

Vision statement

The EDI's vision statement lies at the heart of the work we 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 work in an environment of mutual respect.
EDI vision statement


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 £40 million David Ross Sports Centre, faculty staff can access wellbeing rescources and take part in activities via the Faculty of Engineering Wellbeing Team.

SPHERE Challenge

During 2019/20 academic year, the Faculty focused on promoting trans inclusion, culminating in an event to celebrate The International Trans Day of Visibility.

To access training rescources from the event, visit Curious About Identity? on Teams.

Follow up activities will be planned for our return to campus.


Staff Training Sessions

The University's training provision includes:

Central Short Courses for EDI

Leadership and Management EDI Learning & Resources


Athena Gold Award

We are delighted to hold an Athena Gold Award for our work in gender equality.

You can read more and download our submission by visiting our Athena Gold Webpage 



If you have any issues that you wish to raise or if you would like to get more involved with EDI work within our Faculty, please contact a member of the EDI Board or email our Faculty EDI Coordinator, Emma Hadfield-Hudson.

Dignity Advisers

The University of Nottingham has a network of Dignity Advisers who are available to provide impartial and confidential advice to support staff and students who have issues or concerns regarding harassment, bullying or victimisation.


Faculty of Engineering

The University of Nottingham
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