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Getting involved

There are a number of ways in which you can support, promote and celebrate equality, diversity and inclusivity. Everyone has a responsibility to get involved and engage in key initiatives and campaigns that are routinely organised inside and outside of the business. Equality, diversity and inclusivity requires visible allyship – so be proactive and get involved where you can.

Black History

Edge Hill University is committed to diversity, inclusivity and fostering a sense of belonging where all of its community are valued.

Visit the Black History page

LGBTQI+

We celebrate and value the diversity of our staff and students and recognise that every individual brings an invaluable contribution to our community. Our LGBTQI+ webpage allows you to explore; LGBTQI+ History Month, events, guides and training and resources such as podcasts, TV and film and arts and literature.

Explore the LGBTQI+ page

Faith and community

The Faith and Community service at Edge Hill Univetsity is available to all students and staff.

Ambassadors

We have a duty of care towards our staff and students, and are committed to maintaining a professional working and learning environment that treats everyone with dignity and respect. Our Equality, Diversity & Inclusion (EDI) Ambassadors play a vital role in promoting and delivering this commitment. Our ambassadors act as change agents and promote the institutions principles of equality and diversity. Ambassadors will provide valuable insight and leadership to help create and maintain an inclusive culture where equality is practiced and diversity is valued in line with our EDI Strategy.

Ambassador training

Online Training for our new ambassadors will take place on Tuesday 22 November, 10am-12pm.

Please ensure that you are available to attend the training

Training will include:

  • Equality, diversity and inclusion basics – the workplace landscape, legislation, protected characteristics.
  • Hot topics – intersectionality, privilege, unconscious bias and conscious inclusion, allyship.
  • Being a confident EDI Ambassador – understanding the role and why it is right for you.
  • The importance of wellbeing and self-care in the role
  • Your forward actions as a change agent.

Please email the edi team if you are interested in becoming an ambassador:

What is an EDI ambassador?

What does the role involve?

Why is this role important?

How do I apply?

Join a society

Students can join various societies, run by students. If there isn’t a society that takes your fancy, then you can create your own.

Staff networks

The main aims that we want our staff networks to achieve are to:

  1. provide a safe space for discussion
  2. help to raise awareness, share ideas, knowledge, situations and lessons
  3. provide a source of support for individual staff who may be facing challenges
  4. be a powerful voice and source of positive change, embedded across the whole university.

Our networks provide a source of support for individual staff who may be facing challenges but they also provide opportunity for conversation with friendly colleagues who can empathise with their experiences and provide practical advice and support. Each staff network is run by its members and they all work slightly differently with a range of events, meetings and learning opportunities. By joining a network you can make a difference to the working lives of everyone at the University.

Line Managers should be supportive of their staff joining staff networks – they are an integral part of our University community. If you have any concerns or are experiencing any problems in joining a staff network do contact us. 

We welcome and support the creation of new staff networks, as the networks are self-run we cannot launch these ourselves but we can offer support and guidance in setting a network up.  If you wish to join any of these staff networks or would like to have a discussion about creating one contact [email protected]

Explore our networks below:

LGBTQI+

Menopause network

Carers network

Working parents network

Accessibility network