The University first signed up to the Charter in 2020, to help create a thriving tech culture of people from all backgrounds, who are welcomed and valued for their contributions.

We annually volunteer a dataset (anonymised and aggregated) which is analysed and measured to provide insight into diversity in the industry. This data helps to generate actionable ways forward through innovative practice.

We continue to submit data to the TTC each year as the valuable feedback received in the form of ideas and techniques to improve diversity and equality here at the University is key for our Digital, Data & Technology (DD&T) department to grow and evolve. We recognise the benefits that a range of diverse points of view bring to the table.

Encouraging people to bring their whole selves to work is an important part of our inclusion work that allows us to take advantage of a range different viewpoints leading to greater innovation within the team.

We want to demonstrate our commitment to ensure the technical community is open and attractive to people from any and every background.

Chris Youles, Chief Information and Digital Officer