The University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NZ, T +44 (0)1227 764000
Language and Communication
This guidance supports Kent University’s commitment to Equality and Diversity . It should be used by all people at Kent who produce teaching and learning materials or any written materials such as letters, memos, minutes and reports. Language reflects the values of our society and its use can perpetuate prejudice and discrimination or reflect the celebration of diversity. It is therefore important that we use language that is inclusive and avoid patronising, offending or excluding colleagues or students through our use of language. Staff should be particularly aware of avoiding ethnic, sex, religious or inappropriate cultural bias when setting examination (or coursework) questions. This guide reflects the advice provided by the Higher Education Funding Council for England and Wales (HEFCE) and its principles should be adhered to in both internal and external Kent communications.