School of Pharmacy

Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and People in the School of Pharmacy

The School of Pharmacy is committed to providing an inclusive environment for all staff and students to enable them to achieve their potential and be the best they can be. We welcome applications from all persons and offers of work and places to study are made solely on the basis of merit.

We are determined to create and maintain an environment in which everyone can reach their potential, regardless of their background.

We have an active People and Culture Committee.

Our People and Culture Committee
We are very keen to hear about any issue that impacts on equality, diversity or inclusion. Please use our contact form to make suggestions or report any issues. Any enquiries will be treated as anonymous.

Award status

In 2019 we were given a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to gender equality.

You can read our application and action plan online.

People and Culture Committee

The School’s People and Culture Committee facilitates the overview and integration of policy and procedures related to people and culture including equality, diversity, and inclusivity and wellbeing.

The Committee communicates aspirational targets, disseminates best practice, and works towards a culture that is inclusive and promotes equality for all. It considers data and trends allowing School of Pharmacy to respond in a timely manner to any issues that affect staff resource, development, and the health and well-being of staff and students. It has representation from academic, technical, research and administrative staff.


School policies

In addition to implementing the University's Equality & Diversity strategies  the School also offers:

  • paid maternity and adoption leave, paternity/maternity support leave, and shared parental leave for postgraduate research students
  • informal flexible working
  • reduced teaching and administration duties for staff returning from maternity leave
  • School meetings, events and training held in core hours.
Athena Silver Award for gender equality

Recent Activities


Our crown, whether adorned with hair, head covering, or neither, is an integral and obviously visual part of our identity.

Inspired by the Halo Code, the School of Pharmacy and Faculty of Engineering have commissioned two student photographers, Bersun Kilinc and Saifullah Muhammad, to develop a public exhibition at Pavilion Cafe, Lakeside Arts, as part of the Diversity Festival in June 2022. The exhibition will champion the rights of staff and students to wear their natural hairstyles and head coverings. It seeks to raise awareness of racial and religious discrimination, whilst celebrating the hair and head coverings of our Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority and diverse religious communities. 

Halo Code

The School of Pharmacy has adopted the Halo Code We champion the right of staff and students to embrace all Afro-hairstyles. We recognise and celebrate our colleagues' identities. We are a community built on an ethos of equality and respect where hair texture and style have no bearing on an employees ability to succeed.

Policies and resources


Equality and Inclusion in Science and Engineering

School of Pharmacy

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