School of Psychology

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the School of Psychology

The School of Psychology is committed to promoting an environment embracing equality and diversity.

People and Culture Moodle (staff and students)

Staff from the School of Psychology collecting Athena SWAN awards in 2008 and 2017

Our values

  • We welcome applications from all persons and offers of work or places to study are made on the basis of merit.
  • We cultivate an inclusive environment for all our staff and students in which everyone can fulfil their potential, regardless of their background, individual characteristics and personal circumstances.
  • We celebrate and value diversity amongst our students and all of our colleagues in the School of Psychology.

Athena SWAN

The School of Psychology received its first Athena SWAN Silver award in 2008. This was successfully renewed in 2012 and 2017.

Athena SWAN recognises good practice in advancement of gender equality in higher education and research.

Athena SWAN Silver Award

Psychology People and Culture Committee


  • We meet approximately eight times a year and look to encourage and implement policy and practice changes and activities to embed the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in all of our actions.
  • We lead in preparing and submitting applications for the Athena SWAN Charter, which provides a roadmap for addressing EDI issues for the entire school, with a particular focus on gender equality.
  • Our future initiatives include a focus on neurodiversity. We have a newly established working group set up to further improve wellbeing for students and staff, and seven trained Mental Health First Aiders.

Feedback and more information

  • We provide students and all colleagues with the opportunity to give the committee feedback on issues affecting staff and students that fall within the Psychology People and Culture Committee remit, and to raise points for discussion at committee, either in person to a committee member or via the Moodle Forum.
  • Committee membership and minutes of previous meetings are published in Workspace (log in required - staff only).
  • Family leave guidance and the relevant forms, as well as further information relevant to our activities are available in Moodle (log in required - staff and students).

School policies

In addition to the University's Equality and Diversity policies, the School of Psychology also offers:

  • public engagement and outreach activities designed to widen participation across our taught programmes
  • student and staff community and wellbeing events
  • informal flexible working
  • adjustments to duties for staff returning from parental leave and other caring responsibilities


Equality and Inclusion in Science and Engineering



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