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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI)


Equality, diversity and inclusivity are important, and we are proud of the external accolades we have achieved. They recognise our commitment to creating and sustaining a safe and fair community. We are determined to maintain our association with national and international charters and our working groups meet regularly and take full responsibility for ensuring that we remain compliant and achieve relevant objectives set out in various actions plans.

External Charters Working Group

We take our commitment to EDI seriously and are proud of the external recognition we have achieved through accolades such as Athena Swan. Our working groups meet regularly to ensure we’re supporting a culture of inclusion and continuous improvement. Please email to find out more.

Athena Swan

The Athena Swan Charter is a framework which is used across the globe to support and transform gender equality within higher education (HE) and research. Established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women in science, technology, engineering, maths and medicine (STEMM) employment, the Charter is now being used across the globe to address gender equality more broadly, and not just barriers to progression that affect women.

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Our Commitment to the UK Athena Swan Principles

Current awards for Edge Hill University:

Award holderAward heldRevised start dateRevised end dateOne year extensionSubmission dateKey contact
Department of Computer ScienceBronze 31 July 20233 July 2028NoElla Pereira
Edge Hill UniversityBronzeNovember 202331 November 2028NoAisling Barker
Department of PsychologyBronze18 October 201831 October 2022Yes31 January 2024Helen Wall
Faculty of Health, Social Care and MedicineBronze29 April 201930 April 2023Yes31 July 2024Sally Spencer
Sport and Physical ActivityBronze30 April 201930 April 2023n/a29 May 2026Lars McNaughton
Faculty of EducationBronzeApril 2021n/aDecember 2026Rebecca Starr

Applications pending:

Award roundAward holderAward levelKey contact
Business SchoolSilverYvonne Baum
BiologyBronzeEllen Fry
Law & CriminologyBronzeJennifer Giblin
English and Creative ArtsBronzeClaire Parkinson
View EHU’s Athena SWAN submissions

Care Experienced and Estranged Students (CEES)

Edge Hill University is committed to supporting this student group, as shown through our Care Leaver Covenant Signatory, Pledge with Stand Alone and National Network for the Education of Care Leavers (NNECL) Quality mark award in recognition of our ongoing commitment to achieve the best outcomes for students with experience of care.

Disability Confident

Disability Confident is creating a movement of change, encouraging employers to think differently about disability and take action to improve how they recruit, retain and develop disabled people.

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