The overall purpose of the EDI Forum is to provide a channel of communication - to, from and between departments and the staff and student EDI teams; and to provide a forum for EDI Representatives to share information and consider good EDI practice and issues.

2021/22 Meeting Dates TBA

For a list of EDI Representatives email equalityand 

Terms of Reference

  • To share good EDI practice arising within Academic Schools and Professional Service departments and throughout the University.
  • To help to inform and disseminate EDI policies and good practice initiatives within Academic Schools and Professional Service departments and throughout the University. 
  • To provide a forum for discussion and consultation on EDI matters of interest to the student and staff population.
  • To make suggestions and recommendations to the following University committees/groups: Joint Staff Negotiating and Consultation Committee (JSNCC) and EDI Operations Group.

Communicate and collaborate through the EDI Forum teams site


  • Head of Equality Diversity and Inclusivity - Jo Lawton Co Chair
  • Student Equality Diversity and Inclusivity Officer Becky Lamyman Co-Chair
  • EDI Representatives from Academic Schools and Professional Service Department 
  • Harassment Contacts
  • Student Success (EDI) Project Officers
  • Trade Union Representatives 
  • Kent Union Representatives

  • NB: Annual appointment to these roles takes effect in October.

  • By invitation: other staff or students with specific expertise
  • Total membership: circa 60.

  • Meeting Minutes

    Click on the dates below for notes, summary discussions and good practice examples - for minutes of previous meetings please email: Equality and Diversity

    Latest Notes - March 2021 

    Last updated