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Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity

The University's Equality Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) Network helps to inform and disseminate EDI policies and good practice initiatives as well as providing a forum for discussion and consultation on EDI matters of interest to the student and staff population.

Worldfest is an annual four-day event for students and staff celebrating diversity and multiculturalism within the University. (This is usually held in February.) A variety of events celebrating are staged every October.

The Disability Staff Network is open to any member of staff who feels they would benefit from attending. A variety of awareness-raising events are held throughout the year including themed events coinciding with wider campaigns such as Mental Health Awareness Week (every May).

The Student Support and Wellbeing Service (SSW) is committed to improving access to learning for all students and provides a wide range of support services.

The Harassment Network is made up of members of staff trained as Harassment Contacts, who can be contacted by students and staff for advice and support if they suspect they are being subjected to bullying or harassment.

The University is a member of the Stonewall Diversity Champions programme and the LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender) Staff Network promotes positive attitudes towards LGBT people, identifies ways to address inequalities and ensures issues of sexual orientation and gender identity are integrated into the operation of equality and diversity at the University. A variety of events marking LGBT Month take place every February; the 2013 theme was maths, science and engineering; 2014 will be dedicated to music.

The Women's Network was formed in 2004 and offers valuable support to members and feedback to the University on priorities for action. With the aim of embedding equal opportunities for women within its working practices.


For further information, please contact Jess Dyke, Student Success EDI Coordinator .



















Alex Williams
Student Support Officer
(Appointments and drop in Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm)

Shona Illingworth
Senior Tutor

Sian Anderson
Senior Student Administrator

Sian Anderson
Senior Student Administrator

Niamh Wightman
Student Admin Coordinator

Appointments can be made at The Old Surgery Reception by telephoning Reception on 01634 888 980.

All are based in The Old Surgery, The Historic Dockyard, Chatham, ME4 4TZ



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Last Updated: 25/10/2018