The work of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team is overseen by the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group (EDIAG). The group is chaired by the Vice-Chancellor and the membership comprises senior members of staff including members of the University Executive Team, Heads of Professional Services and the Students’ Union President.
The EDIAG meets once per academic term to discuss equality matters relating to University staff, students and other stakeholders.
EDIAG Terms of Reference
The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisory Group Terms of Reference describe the purpose and structure of the group
"The role of the EDIAG is vital in fostering our capability to work strategically as well monitoring our responsive activity."
Dr Angie Pears, Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
The Equality Act 2010 legally protects people from discrimination. It is the cornerstone of our work and details specific duties which higher education institutions must carry out.
The Equality Act sets out nine 'protected characteristics' relating to a person's identity, which have been identified as making a person more likely to experience discrimination and disadvantage.