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Faculty of Engineering

Equality and Inclusion

The University of Leeds is proud to be a multi-cultural university. We value diversity and are determined to ensure that:

  • we treat all individuals fairly, with dignity and respect;
  • the opportunities we provide are open to all;
  • we provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for staff, students and visitors.

We recognise that we still have work to do to ensure a truly inclusive community, and we are committed to a wide-ranging plan of action to tackle discrimination and to promote diversity.

Support Channels for Equality and Inclusion
For staff: Manager/Line Manager, HR Manager, Mediation Service, Staff Counsellor, Leeds Citizens Advice Bureau staff advice line, Trade Unions, External bodies.
Download: Support for staff

For students: LUU Student Advice Centre, Wardens in Residences, Personal/Academic Tutor, Student Counselling, International Student Office, Disability Team in the Equality Service, Chaplaincy, Help at Leeds.
Download: Support for students

Work-life balance

The University has a suite of policies on the HR website designed to support work-life balance. This includes sections on:

• Birth and adoption
• Flexible Working
• Related Policies (compassionate and domestic leave; job share; career breaks)
• Childcare facilities and information

Women in Engineering
The Faculty of Engineering has a strong commitment to promoting women in engineering and this is reflected in the number of female academics and students working within the Faculty. To find out more visit our Women in Engineering webpages.

Athena Swan
The University of Leeds has been commended for its work to support the career development of talented women working in the traditionally male-dominated fields of science, engineering and technology in the form of a prestigious bronze award under the Athena SWAN Charter for Women in Science.

Faculty Equality and Inclusion Coordinator
Dr Briony Thomas

Faculty Equality and Inclusion Committee members 2013/14

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