External websites

In this section you will find links to external websites related to equality, which you may find useful.  For specific equality links please go to the relevant strand ie. Age, Disability, Gender, Race, Religion and Sexual Orientation.

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Equality and Human Rights Commission 

The Equality and Human Rights Commission champions equality and human rights for all, working to eliminate discrimination, reduce inequality, protext human rights and to build good relations, ensuring that everyone has a fair chance to participate in society.

Equality Challenge Unit

Equality Challenge Unit supports the higher education sector in its mission to realise the potential of all staff and students whatever their race, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion or age, to the benefit of those individuals, higher education institutions and society.

Equality Challenge Unit was established in 2001 to promote equality for staff employed in the higher education sector. Its role was expanded in 2006 to cover equality and diversity issues for students as well as staff.

Government Equalities Office 

The Government Equalities Office is a new self-standing Department, whose mission is to put equality at the heart of Government. The GEO is responsible for the Government’s overall strategy on equality, (including a new Equality Bill and Public Service Agreement) as well as leading on women’s issues across Government, and sponsoring the Equality and Human Rights Commission and Women’s National Commission. The GEO reports to the Ministers for Women and Equality, Harriet Harman and Barbara Follett.

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Contact Details

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
0116 252 3334


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

EDI Manager
Mandeep Rupra
0116 2525909

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

Senior Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Officer
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,