Engineering is an exciting discipline full of opportunities to change the world for the better. We want to ensure that the people who have the potential to change the world do not face any barriers to doing so. And we want to ensure that the people who make up the teams in Engineering – the researchers, the academics, the Professional and Technical Services staff, and all the colleagues who work with us from across the University – are all able to excel within their careers.

We are striving to improve Equity, Diversity and Inclusion within our Faculty. We acknowledge that we have not historically been a particularly diverse group, and we are committed to making sure that we facilitate a more inclusive environment in order to change that.

Over the last 6 years, we have made a number of changes to how we work. We have improved our offer to students, and we have also improved our offer to staff. We aim to not only recruit the best people, and not only retain them, but ensure they can achieve their individual potential. We know we all stand to benefit.

We know that people face marginalisation due to race, gender, sexuality, disability, age, gender reassignment, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership. We have committed ourselves to altering how we are structured institutionally, and how the approach and mindset we take as individuals in order to put a stop to discrimination. We want to truly open up opportunities for whom those opportunities have been inaccessible. And we want to continue to create a workplace culture of which people can feel proud to be a part because they can see that no one is excluded.

We want to attract, retain and enable people at all stages of their working life – whether they are a 13 year old considering their options at school, someone at the early stage of their career thinking about best to make an impact, or an experienced leader seeking a new challenge.

We have begun the journey to a better work environment for everyone, with a focus on improving the experiences of people who face marginalisation and discrimination.

The website hopes to give you an overview of how we have done this, and how we plan to progress these aims further, using examples, case studies, statistics, and information.