Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity


EDI Network

The overall purpose of the EDI Network 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.

You can find a list of EDI Representatives via the 'Members' tab below.

2019/20 Meeting Dates

  • Tuesday 19th May 2020 12:30-14:30

    We will aim to finish each meeting 5 minutes early to allow staff time to get the hourly shuttle bus back to the Medway Campus.

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: Staff Policy Committee, Joint Staff Negotiating and Consultation Committee (JSNCC) and Student EDI Operations Group.
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  • L&OD Consultant (EDI) Claire Chapman: 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: UCU (x1); Unison (x1); GMB (x1); UNITE (x1)
  • Kent Union Representatives: Faculty Representatives from Humanities (x1), Sciences (x1) and Social Sciences (x1); Sabbatical Officer for Education or Welfare (tbc); Post Graduate Representative (Taught); and Post Graduate Representative (Research). NB: Annual appointment to these roles takes effect in October.
  • By invitation: other staff or students with specific expertise
  • Total membership: circa 60.
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EDI Network Good Practice

The EDI Network provides an essential forum for the sharing of good practice and to feed into the development of University policies.

Some examples of good practice demonstrated by various Schools and Departments initiated by their EDI Representative


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Last Updated: 22/07/2020