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
Dr Robin Wilson, 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.”
Mental Health Awareness Week 14th - 20th May 2018
This week is national Mental Health Awareness Week. This year the Mental Health Foundation has focused on stress. Research has shown that two thirds of us experience a mental health problem in our lifetimes, and stress is a key factor in this.
Use the link below to download a useful report on stress:
The Faculty of Engineering is hosting its own Mental Health Awareness event on 5th September 2018. We have a guest speaker Mel Wraight who will be delivering a presentation on resilience. This will be followed by a mindfulness session in the afternoon.
More details of the event to follow. Please contact Angela Aston for further information.
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 workshops for Engineering staff - 8th June 2018 - To register your place, click here