A diverse and respectful place in which to work and study is fundamental to everything we do. A diversity of backgrounds and experiences means diversity of perspectives and insight, both of which we harness in our inter-disciplinary School that addresses global sustainability challenges. We have developed a shared vision of how we want our workplace to be – captured in a document called Our Principles – which shapes the way we support each other as we strive for professional excellence.
Co-Chair Faculty EDIC, Head of School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
EDI matters to all of us. Unless we enable everyone in our community to contribute, and we value all of those contributions, we're less than we can be. We are at our best when we work together as a team, with each person respected for the diverse ways in which they help us achieve our ambitions and realise our goals.
Co-Chair Faculty EDIC, Head of School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
No culture can or will thrive unless it is inclusive. This applies especially to the culture many of us want to be part of in our university. And working to establish that culture is something we have to do together.
EDI Lead, School of Biological and Marine Sciences
I believe that an equal, diverse and inclusive working environment is vital and beneficial for helping individuals for reaching their full potential.
EDI Lead, School of Engineering, Computing and Mathematics
Faculty EDI Committee members
Professor Kevin Jones
Professor Richard Preziosi
Head of School
Professor Jon Shaw
Head of School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences
Professor Alex Belton
Head of School and substantive Professor of Mathematics
Miss Emily Bradley
Senior Administrator (Equality, Diversity and Inclusion)
Dr Yinghui Wei
Associate Professor of Statistics
Professor John Spicer
Dr Kim Ward
Lecturer in Human Geography
Dr Ruth Weaver
Associate Professor (Senior Lecturer) in Physical Geography
Mr Chris Howes
Senior HR Partner
Mr Jonathan Coe
Senior Technician (Marine Science)
Mr Matthew Hoddinott
Science and Engineering School Technical Manager
Mr Andrew Atfield
Senior Technician (Biochemistry & Toxicology)
Professor Ralph Fyfe
Dr Bogdan Ghita
Mrs Jayne Brenen
Head of Faculty Operations
The Herschel Programme for Women in Technical Leadership
Herschel is helping me focus on self-belief and on finding positive strategies with which to influence my working life and career goals. I would recommend this programme for anyone identifying as a woman and wanting career enhancement advice and peer support.
Senior Technician in the School of Biological and Marine Sciences, 2023 programme participant
The Herschel Programme was a fantastic opportunity to meet like minded female technicians from across the UK, and to learn both with them, and from them, about leadership roles within the technical field. It was the first time I have seen an opportunity specifically for female technicians, and I found it inspiring, empowering and most of all motivating. I have loved putting the practice into action this year, and inspiring others to give the programme a go.
Technical Specialist in the School of Geography Earth and Environmental Sciences, 2022 programme participant
The Herschel programme has given me a lightbulb moment I didn’t know I needed. The challenges faced on a daily basis are replicated across the country in Universities and my situation isn’t unique. By bringing women together to discuss these issues and focus on solutions it’s been a valuable experience so far!
Senior Technician in Marine Biology, 2023 programme participant