An inclusive department

The Department of Informatics is committed to equality of opportunity for all current and prospective students and staff and supports the University of Leicester's Equalities Statement. Both the University and the Deparment of Informatics hold the Athena Swan Bronze Award, which reflects a commitment to the advancement and promotion of the careers of women in Science, Engineering and Technology.

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The Department provides a supportive environment where all can flourish and reach their full potential. We do not tolerate discrimination on the basis of sex, pregnancy and maternity, gender, gender reassignment, disability, race, ethnic or national origin, age, sexual orientation, socio economic background, religion and belief, political beliefs, family circumstances including marriage and civil partnership and trade union membership.

Our family-friendly policies aim to ensure that an appropriate work-life balance can be achieved. For example, we aim to organise all Department meetings within our core hours of 9:30am and 3:30pm.

Our Departmental Diversity and Equality Officer, Rob van Stee takes an active interest in all equalities areas and can be contacted (in confidence if required) .

Please refer to the departmental information on the following subjects:

Flexible Working

Support for Parents

Support for Carers

Funding for early careers researchers

In addition, the University provides support in a number of areas, including facilitating/ supporting the following groups:

Equalities Unit

BME (Black and Minority Ethnic)Staff Forum

Disability Staff Forum

Staff LGBT Forum

Student LGBTQ Association

World Faiths Group

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