SSD Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in the Social Sciences Division

Ths Social Sciences Division is committed to increasing the diversity of the people, scholarship and teaching across the division, and ensuring that each member is, and feels, valued, listended to and respected, able to be themselves, and to participate fully in the life of the division.

A new EDI Action Plan outlines steps the division is taking during 2021 to advance these goals:


Departments across the division are taking steps to tackle racism, advance equality, and create a more inclusive and equitable culture.  The Action plan outlines steps being taken by the division to advance change, including work by the division's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Panel.

As part of this work during 2021 the division is recommending that all staff take the University's online course in tackling race bias at work, and update their diversity data using HR Self-Service

Members of staff from across the division with an interest in equality, diversity and inclusion issues are also encouraged to join the Social Sciences Division Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Teams group - please contact

Most departments across the division have an Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee or equivalent, and a departmental representative on the Social Sciences divisional Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Panel.  

Further, detailed information for departments is available on the division's intranet site

Resources to support EDI work in departments are also available on the EDI Sharepoint site.  To obtain access to this site, or if you have any questions or comments, contact