What EDI means at ECA

Equality, diversity and inclusion at ECA means promoting an inclusive, fair, respectful and welcoming culture in which all staff and students can flourish.

Equality means that everyone should be able to develop to their full potential and should be treated no less favourably due to any personal characteristic such as gender, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, gender confirmation, sexual orientation, religious or philosophical belief, age, socio-economic background, trade union membership, family circumstances or other distinction.

It also means having systems in place to address and remove discrimination and maintain an ongoing commitment to tackle the legacy of institutional biases. Bullying, harassment or victimisation are also considered as equality and diversity issues.

Diversity and inclusion mean recognising, respecting and valuing people’s differences to contribute and realise their full potential by promoting an inclusive culture for all staff and students.


Statement on Black Lives Matter

As EDI Directors we stand in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement.  

We acknowledge that action is required to address racism and discrimination within our own institution and have made this a priority within our remit.

Read the full statement >


Introduction to ECA EDI Committee

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee is made up of staff and students from different areas of ECA, with an interest and expertise in these issues.

Find out more about the Committee and additional groups >


Your EDI representatives at ECA

The EDI Committee consists of academic representatives from each Subject Area, representatives from Professional Services, and UG and PGT student representation.

View membership of the EDI Committee, and the Decolonising the Curriculum and Anti-racism Working Group >


Expectations of students and staff

The University is committed to providing an environment in which all members of the University community treat each other with dignity and respect.

Find out more about expectations of students and staff >


Events, Activities and Organisations

ECA supports and promotes all the University's Equality and Diversity initiatives.

View events, activities and organisations >


Sources of advice and support

View sources of advice and support >