Celebrating the university’s EDI Champions


February 7th, 2023

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion is embedded into everything we do at the university, but it couldn’t be this way without our dedicated staff and student community, who help incorporate inclusivity through actions, initiatives and excellent behaviour.

We know that sometimes, these actions can be overlooked – so we wanted to celebrate all of our staff and students who go the extra mile to live by the EDI values the university promotes.

Meet our EDI Champions – staff and students who not only incorporate EDI values into all they do at the university, but also help to encourage and educate others to follow suit.

Each Champion has been nominated by a colleague/s, who has written a short quote explaining why they have been nominated and what their commitment to equality and inclusivity brings to the university as a whole.

Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and People Professor Katherine Linehan said: “I’m so proud of everyone that’s been put forward as an EDI Champion. It’s a shining example of the amount of impactful work that goes on at the university to promote equality and inclusion.

“And the fact that the Champions we’re showcasing are only a fraction of the nominations we received goes to show that the university is building the right kind of culture and mentality.

“Congratulations to everyone nominated and thank you for making the university a place where people feel free to be their authentic selves.”

Each week between now and the end of March we’ll be highlighting three EDI Champions and adding them to our online gallery.

This week, we’re celebrating (click on image to read quote):

Find the full gallery of EDI Champions, which will be updated weekly.

If you’d like to nominate someone to be an EDI Champion, please get in touch.

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