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We promote a range of initiatives throughout the year. Our aim is to celebrate events that reflect our diverse and supportive community, providing opportunities to educate, raise awareness or to be charitable. We are always open to suggestions, so if you have any ideas, please contact

EDI innovation fund

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Steering Group are excited to invite applications for up to £500 for our EDI innovation fund for 2023/24. The aim of the project is to provide small grants to support a project, event or activity which will improve, enhance or develop our approaches to diversity, equality and inclusion.

Who can apply?
How much can I apply for?
What type of projects can the grant be used for?
Are there any application priority areas?
What are the shortlisting/assessment criteria?
When must the project happen?
Will I need to do an evaluation?
What is the application deadline?

Successful applications 2021/22

Thank you to everyone who sent in an application this year. 11 applications were received and the successful applications 21/22 are below.  Work will now commence on the projects and evaluation reports will be received by the EDISG in due course

Celebrating Neurodiversity

Successful applications 2022/23

Facilitating Inclusive Practice in UniSkills – Library and Learning Services
The aim of Facilitating Inclusive Practice in UniSkills will be to increase awareness and confidence when met with diverse cohorts of students and it will focus on visual, hearing, interaction, and comprehension-related barriers and how staff can identify and remove them in hybrid and in-person sessions to enable everyone to participate fully.

EDI Innovation Fund case study 2022/23

Facilitating inclusive practice in UniSkills with a focus on in-person academic skills support – Library and Learning Services
Since purchasing bespoke training from AbilityNet using the EDI Innovation fund, our Student Engagement team have identified practical ways to create inclusive and accessible environments and fully understand the barriers students can face in hybrid or in-person sessions.