Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)

logo At Leicester, we are mainstreaming equality, diversity and inclusion in all that we do. Equality is a key pillar in our University Strategic Plan emphasising our commitment to equality by stating ‘We do everything we can to recognise diversities, achieve equalities and enable all our staff and students to be people who flourish’. Our robust governance structure for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion reflects the importance we place on it and shows our strong commitment to developing a culture of diversity in all that we do. Our ISSF incorporates our principles of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in all our decision making processes, taking the following key actions to ensure:

  • Transparent processes and clear guidelines for funding and recruitment decisions to be made
  • Criteria for all schemes undergo systematic review to confirm adherence to our principles of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • Gender balance is maintained on all our recruiting and decision making panels
  • Deadlines are compatible with school term times

Encouraging applications from: We want to encourage applications from returners to science for all of our relevant schemes: Early Career Fellowships; Discipline Bridges and Institutional Partnerships. We encourage applicants to provide information on any career breaks taken so that we can take account of them in the selection process. In addition to this we now offer a Returner to Research Scheme and Support for Leadership Training for our WTISSF Fellows.

Working within a coherent structure for EDI:

EDI structure

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