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Our Commitment...

The Department aims to provide a supportive environment where all students and staff feel able to succeed.  

Building on achievements that led to our Athena Swan bronze award, we are expanding our efforts to cover equality and diversity more widely as the Department recognises that gender inequality is not the only barrier to success.  As such, we feel that reapplying for renewal of our Athena Swan award is detracting from the multifaceted reasons why some groups of people might not reach their full potential and restricting the types of activities that we would like to implement within the Department to achieve our aims.

The Department has an active Equality and Diversity Committee, with membership drawn from all levels of staff and students.  This group is committed to ensuring that our positive and inclusive ethos continues to be nurtured so that under-represented groups can be supported and encouraged and that diversity is valued.