Welcome to the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team

Our University believes that equality, diversity and inclusion is integral to a successful place of work and study. We want to develop and implement policies and systems that challenge stereotypes across all aspects of our work. Such a culture, and the consequent sustainable programme of change, will benefit everyone in the University. It will attract a diverse range of high quality staff and students, and identify our University as a progressive and innovative workplace that mainstreams equality, diversity and inclusion. Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy supports our University’s vision and reflects its values, as expressed in our Strategic Plan. Our strategy goes beyond legal compliance as we aspire to achieve excellence in equality, diversity and inclusion in all that we do.

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Key Dates

University Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committee: 12 June 2019

Carer & Parent Network: 21st May 2019, 12:00-13:00 (location TBC)

Disability Staff Forum: 11 April 2019, 10:00-11:00 (location TBC)

BAME Staff Forum: 8 May 2019, 12:00-13:00 (location TBC)

LGBT+ Staff Forum: 8 May 2019, 13:00-14:00 (location TBC)

Women's Forum: 7 August 2019, 12:30-13:00 (location TBC)

Key Reports & Articles

University Staff and Student Equality Data 2019 Published

University receives institutional Silver Athena SWAN Award

University of Leicester Gender Pay Gap Report 2017

University of Leicester’s LGBT+ Staff Forum has been nominated one of the Highly Commended Network Groups 2018 by Stonewall

Staff Forums / Groups

Improved services through partnership with LGBT centre to support the LGBT staff and students at the University of Leicester


Contact Details

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
0116 252 3334


Head of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Dr Angie Pears
0116 373 6424

EDI Projects Manager
Humaa Noori
(Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday)
0116 252 2747

Gender Equality Programme Lead
Dr Faye McCarthy
0116 229 7567

EDI Coordinator
Michaela Lefley
(Monday - Wednesday)
0116 252 3334

EDI Assistant

Patrick Ward                    0116 373 6420

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Team, University of Leicester- Room 008, Astley Clarke Building, Central Campus, University Road, Leicester, LE1 7RH,