Executive Group EDI Champions
All EG members wish to demonstrate that they have made a public commitment to the principles of equality and inclusivity by taking on the role of EDI Champions.
This includes a joint commitment to eliminating discrimination, advancing equality of opportunity, fostering good relations, and supporting the continued development of positive cultural messages across the entire University community. EG members collectively:
- Recognise that while no one person can personally drive every equality initiative, Executive Group members leading from the front is one of the most effective means of advancing the EDI agenda within the university.
- Believe that their visible support of EDI demonstrates to any possible opponents that they are out of step of with the University’s key messages of inclusion, diversity and equality.
- Are firmly committed to the development of staff and students and to the creation of a community of inclusivity, including the support of organisational practices that benefit all - men and women alike - across all equality strands.
- Recognise that the University wishes to draw on talent from all sections of the population and therefore must create workplaces where everyone can be themselves. They also understand that when inclusive conditions don’t exist, the productivity of staff is directly affected.
- Are committed to considering the possible impact of practices on the areas that they champion by embodying the positive principles of respect for diversity and inclusivity when engaged in meetings and in day-to-day interactions with staff and students.
- Strongly encourage managers at all levels to encourage staff to attend equality meetings, network activities and events at the University.
While all EG members are taking a collaborative approach to EDI, specific involvement in EDI activities within strands will undoubtedly vary over time.