An Inclusive Culture
The University of Huddersfield is committed to providing an inclusive learning and working environment in a culture of mutual respect and dignity, where all staff and students are valued for their contribution and able to reach their full potential.
We understand Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity (EDI) at the University as different but interrelated terms:
Equality – providing equality of opportunity for all, and ensuring individuals are not discriminated against because of their characteristics.
Diversity - taking account of the differences between individuals and groups of people, in a culture that embraces and values those differences.
Inclusivity – embedding an inclusive approach into the policy, practices and environment and proactively removing barriers to inclusion to create a culture which gives all individuals a sense of belonging.
The University has a regular programme of EDI events and interventions to increase awareness and engagement, develop understanding and celebrate diversity.
In addition, the University supports staff and students through the provision of EDI networks and support from external organisations and charters to build and maintain an inclusive community.
Our staff networks provide an opportunity for staff who share a protected characteristic to network, obtain peer support and share information. They can also offer opportunities for staff to inform university policy on equality-related issues and topics. The networks are run by and for the members, with support from the University EDI Officer.
You can find information and support on specific matters below.