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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Building an inclusive environment while providing advice, support and guidance on equality and diversity-related issues.

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How we support inclusion and belonging

We value, promote and celebrate inclusion, challenging discrimination and putting equality, diversity and belonging at the heart of everything we do. We aim to be an inclusive university, where difference is celebrated, respected and encouraged.


Athena SWAN

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Athena SWAN offers a valuable framework for introducing cultural changes that create a better environment for all members of University community.

Race Equality Taskforce

Prof Rajani Naidoo, Head of Race Equality Taskforce

The Race Equality Taskforce will lead the University's commitments to race equality and oversee their effective implementation and communication.

Toolkit

A range of resources to support staff and students in their equality, diversity and inclusion activities.


Diversifying our environment

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Find out top tips to diversify recruitment, explore an employee's inclusive journey and learn more about good practice across other Departments.

Inclusive leadership

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Find out more about the importance of ED&I in decision making, courageous leadership, formal and informal organisation and other useful resources.

Resource bank

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Your resource library contains various useful checklists, best practice, external reports, and other engaging ED&I content released across the HE sector.

Videos and podcasts

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Watch our 'Inclusive chats with...' video series, ED&I podcasts and Blue Table talks from the SU.

Training

We offer a range of virtual training workshops for staff and students. Contact us if you want to book a session or find out more about tailored workshops.


Inclusive language

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Making changes to use more inclusive language offers us a chance to grow and become better communicators while also caring for those we’re communicating with.

Being an Equality Ally

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Understand the concepts and systems that create the need for courageous allyship, and tools how to become an equality ally.

Unconscious Bias

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Deepen your understanding of unconscious biases, how they influence behaviour, and how they impact us all.

ED&I Induction

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An online page hosts an introduction to ED&I for those who are new to University

ED&I Overview

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Introduction to ED&I training provides an overview of key concepts and suits individuals who want to begin learning more about ED&I and need a place to start.

Inclusive Marketing

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Empowering marketers to lead with their values, deepen connections with their customers, and reflect the diverse communities they serve.

Policies, support and guidance

Discover key University's ED&I policies, find out more about Equality Impact Assessments and other useful guidance documents.


Guidance

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Guides on various topics from supporting neurodiverse community and developing inclusive conferences to finding baby changing and breastfeeding facilities.

Partnerships

Find out about the other departments and teams around the University and externally helping to build and promote an inclusive environment.


Internal partnerships

The Reimagining Recruitment Project team

An overview of ED&I work around University, including APP, Civic University Agreement, University of Sanctuary, Reimagining Recruitment and other initiatives.

External partnerships

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University works together with local charities, B&NES Council, corporate and other partners to strengthen our commitment to EDI within the wider community.


Teams and signposting

Meet the ED&I team, ED&I committee, Equality and Diversity Network , Athena Swan Self Assessment team (USAT) and other staff and student ED&I groups.


Central ED&I team

The team provides advice and good practice to the University around equality, diversity and inclusion, including Athena Swan and Race Equality Charter.

Staff Networks and Groups

Our Staff Networks provide a safe space for colleagues sharing particular circumstances or characteristics to connect with others and share experiences.

Events

Find out what events and activities the ED&I team are currently planning.


LGBT+ History Month

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Find more about the activities and events planned for February by various teams across the University to mark LGBT History month.

Black History Month

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October marks Black History Month in the UK. Each year, various teams across University host a number of activities, events and seminars.

News

Keep up to date with the latest developments and inspirational stories.



Two new Athena SWAN awards

The Department of Economics received its first Bronze and Department of Biology and Biochemistry was awarded Silver in the last Athena SWAN rounds.

About us

The University of Bath recognises that our diversity fuels our creativity and innovation. Our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion drives us forward every day to provide advice, support and guidance on equality and diversity-related matters. Everyone is welcome at the University of Bath and we are continuously working to create an inclusive community where our staff, students and visitors are comfortable bringing their authentic selves to the University.


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Keep in touch

Contact us and follow our social media channels for regular updates on how we promote equality, diversity and inclusion at the University.