The University launched the Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Implementation Plan 2023-2025 setting out the systems, infrastructure and support that will be prioritised to help create more equitable outcomes for those who have faced structural and cultural barriers at the University.
Seven workstreams are being prioritised over the next two years:
- Resourcing, Rewarding and Recognising EDI work. This means making sure we have an infrastructure to deliver on our strategy and plans.
- EDI Governance. By working across the University in a unified manner, for greater impact and accountability.
- Positive Action. Through the development and roll out of new programmes for under-represented groups, we will be bold and conscientious on EDI.
- Culture, Behaviour & Systems Change. In this workstream, we will be prioritising reviewing and improving recruitment and the academic promotions process for improved EDI outcomes, and preventing and addressing unacceptable behaviour.
- Data and Insight. Making high-quality EDI data much easier to better inform interventions and decision-making.
- Learning and Development. Taking a strategic approach to identifying and meeting the EDI learning needs of our community
- Equality Charter Marks. Developing evidence-based policies and practices through engagement with the Race Equality Charter and Athena Swan (which includes actions on caring responsibilities, flexible working and so forth)