Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
A message from our Vice Chancellor
"From our origins in 1841, our simple philosophy has been to provide educational opportunities for all.
In those early days, both young men and women were welcomed, consequently we could claim to have one of the longest-established diversity agendas in the sector.
The University of Huddersfield is deeply committed to equality and diversity for all its students and staff. Central to our strategy, is inspiring and enabling all our students to succeed and we have committed to eliminating attainment gaps in degree outcomes, student continuation and graduate employment outcomes.
We have already embraced a number of initiatives to further support our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion journey. This includes:
- Holding the Athena SWAN Bronze Award for gender equality since 2015 and the HR Excellence in Research Award since 2011;
- Committing to the Stonewall Global Diversity Champions Programme;
- Becoming accredited as a Disability Confident Employer; and
- Signing up to the Race Equality Charter
We constantly strive to maintain a culture of diversity and inclusivity, which is in our heritage, and we will be ever vigilant in pursuit of new ways to advance this agenda as we move forward."
Professor Bob Cryan (Vice Chancellor)