Our commitment to EDI

The University aims to be a leader in fostering equality and inclusion, and in promoting a sense of belonging for all. We are committed to the University being a kind, compassionate working environment where people are valued as individuals for the unique experiences and perspectives they bring, and where there is a strong shared sense of community. It is vital that our staff and students can participate fully in University life, question and test perceived wisdom, and express new ideas and controversial or unpopular opinions in an environment that encourages respectful challenge and discourse. The University recognises that its various and sometimes overlapping duties provoke strong and impassioned debate – both within the collegiate University, across the higher education sector and within wider society. Our next Vice-Chancellor will need to grasp the importance and complexity of these duties, and work with different constituencies to ensure we remain a welcoming, tolerant community where debate and freedom of expression can flourish.