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.
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.
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.
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.
Events, Activities and Organisations
ECA supports and promotes all the University's Equality and Diversity initiatives.