A message from our Vice Chancellor

"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)     


Strategy, Policy and Governance

Information about our EDI Framework and governance at the University.



Information on our work to support and promote gender equality at the University.



Information about our work to support and promote LGBT+ inclusion at the University.


Ethnicity & Race

Information on our work to support and promote race equality at the University.



Information on our work to support disabled staff at the University.


Support and Facilities

Our support roles, staff networks, working carer support, training and awarenesss courses and campus facilities to provide an inclusive working environment.


Equality Impact Assessment (EIA)

Information about the Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) process used by the University to promote equality and help create an inclusive learning and working environment.


News and Events

Details of University events and diversity calendar of national and international awareness days/weeks/months.


Equality Data

Published equality data and annual reports.