Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Equality and Inclusion in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures
We are actively working to create resources, policies and conversations that support our equality and inclusion agenda. The Deputy Dean Kate Nash is the Faculty’s Lead for Equality and Inclusion. Please note that this will change to Kristyn Gorton with effect from 1 May 2023.
The Faculty’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Project Officer is Susan Preston.
School Leads for Equality and Inclusion:
- Design: Dr Catherine Stones
- English: Professor Fiona Becket
- Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies: Dr Jade French
- History: Professor Sanjoy Bhattacharya
- Languages, Cultures and Societies: Dr Vlad Strukov
- Media and Communication: Dr Julie Firmstone
- Music and Performance and Cultural Industries: Dr Jonathan Price
- Philosophy, Religion and History of Science: Dr Ellen Clarke
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We are working on a number of initiatives that reflect Faculty priorities. These include: Delivering our Athena Swan Action Plan with focused work on gender equality in recruitment, research culture and the student experience; A series of Lectures exploring the value of the arts and humanities for equality, diversity and inclusion; and our annual Student equality, diversity and inclusion Prize.
Discover more about our current projects. We also welcome suggestions for new projects and for cross-faculty collaboration. To propose a project or find out more about our work contact Kate Nash, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Lead.
Take a look at our newsletter to find out more about our current and ongoing projects.
Student Advisory Board
The Student Advisory Board (SAB) is a group of 12 undergraduate and taught postgraduate students from Schools across the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures who can speak from their own experience to make a positive impact on equality and inclusivity in student education and experience.
Faculty Equality and Inclusion Committee
The Faculty Equality and Inclusion Committee (FEIC) is chaired by the Deputy Dean and reports to the Faculty Executive Committee. The Committee meets six times a year. Members represent each of the Faculty’s Schools, professional and technical staff and students (undergraduate, postgraduate and PhD.) It provides an oversight of our equality and inclusion work.
Resources to support staff and students
There are a range of policies, resources and activities to support staff and students at the University of Leeds.