EDI work is everyone’s responsibility, not just those of us who happen to be minority ethnic, LGBT+, disabled or neurodivergent. In Humanities, we strive to make everyone, staff, students and visitors, feel included whatever route they have taken to get here. Equality, diversity and inclusion feature as important issues in the academic subjects taught and researched in our five departments of Classics and Archaeology, History, Music, Philosophy, and Theology and Religious Studies, and in the Foundation year.
Work is ongoing across the School:
- to decolonise our curricula
- to tackle discrimination of all kinds, including ableism, and racism
- to make Humanities a safe place for minoritised staff to work and study
- to include and respect neurodivergent people for who they are.
The School holds an Athena Swan bronze award, is committed to the University’s Race Equality Charter award, and to its role as a Stonewall Diversity Champion.
The School has an EDI committee which includes representatives from the academic departments, from our School Management and Research Office (SMRO), and Education and Student Experience (ESE) teams. Students are encouraged to get involved via our student EDI group, run by two paid student project coordinators.
If you have ideas about how we can improve our EDI work, please do contact me or one of the departmental representatives listed below. If you have specific, personal concerns, support is available via the University’s network of Dignity Advisors, Human Resources, and line managers.