Equality & Diversity Board (EDB)
As a University, we understand the importance of creating a vision where diversity and inclusion are valued by all. There is no doubt that we can only achieve real long-term success by including people – staff, students, suppliers and business partners - from all backgrounds and all sectors of society, and ensuring they are part of our University community, valued for their contribution and able to flourish and succeed.
The role of the Equality and Diversity Board is to ensure that our value of Excellence through Inclusion is embedded throughout the University´s activities. Chaired by a serving or former Pro Vice Chancellor, the EDB champions its mission by developing strategy, monitoring equality and diversity matters in the University, evaluating action and progress made in key areas of business activity across the organisation, and providing support and guidance for the University's equality and diversity strategy, policies and action plans.
Terms of Reference
1. To develop and agree with Council the University’s E&D strategy, specifically in relation to Equality Objectives, and agree the key priorities for development within each equality objective theme, on an annual basis.
2. To oversee the development and implementation of the University’s equality and diversity agenda within the wider strategic and legislative environment.
3. To provide steer and leadership on the equality strategy of the University, and to monitor and review the University’s performance against those objectives.
4. To receive and comment on initiatives and reports related to inclusion from relevant Committees, specialist groups, and strategic business areas (in particular faculty based E&D groups, and involvement groups such as the LGBT and Women’s Networks), to:
(a) assess in consultation with them how they are meeting the University’s Excellence Through Inclusion strategy;
(b) offer support, guidance and recommendations where appropriate on how they can contribute to this strategy, and further the University’s equality and diversity agenda;
(c) Act as a catalyst for action.
5. To oversee and steer the University’s Athena Swan action plan, working with the University to drive this forward.
See the right-hand links for dates of Equality & Diversity Board Meetings in 2013/14.
|Professor Tony Ryan||Chair: Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Science)|
|Miss Amy Masson||Women's Officer|
|Ms Jane Simm||Careers Service|
|Professor David Mowbray||Professor of Physics|
|Dr Chris Sexton||CiCS|
|Mr Zahid Hamid||Lay member appointed by the Council|
|Mr Steve Walmsley||Lay member appointed by the Council|
|Dr Rosie Parnell||Senior Lecturer in Architecture|
|Ms Chetna Patel||Maths and Statistics Help Centre Manager|
|Ms Elena Rodriguez-Falcon||Professor of Enterprise and Engineering Education
Director of Enterprise Education
Faculty Director of Women in Engineering
|Dr Brendan Stone||Professor in School of English|
|Mr Martyn Heathcote||Senior University Teacher in Law|
|Dr Sarah Barnes||Lecturer in Public Health|
|Mrs Lisa Woods||Head of Campus Services|
|Ms Debora Green||Assistant Director of Student Services|
|Professor Julie Gray||Professor in Molecular Biology & Biotechnology|
|Mrs Rita Saddler||PA to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (R&I)|
|Mr Keith Lilley||Director of Estates & Facilities Management|
|Mrs Gill Tait||Assistant Director of Human Resources|
If you would like further information on the EDB please contact Julie Campbell on email@example.com or 0114 222 1499.