Welcome to EDI @ Lancaster University

We are committed to creating a fairer and more inclusive University for all staff, students, visitors and our wider university community, where equality, diversity and inclusion is an integral part of our University's plans and activities. We recognise that we all have a key role to play in making this a reality.

EDI Strategy, Chartermarks and more EDI

Lancaster University’s commitment to creating an environment where everyone can thrive and fulfil their potential is expressed by initiatives linked with recognising and supporting protected characteristics including age, disability, gender identity, race, religion and sex and sexual orientation in alignment with the Equality Act 2010. Our commitments, aims and planned actions are set out in our EDI Strategy, Gender Pay Gap Report and our EDI chartermarks work.

EDI Strategy

Engagement

Engagement on EDI helps us to understand the lived experiences of our staff, students, visitors and our wider university community and to understand how we are doing in creating a fairer and more inclusive University. For more information on our affinity networks for staff and students, on faculty EDI work and other sources of information to help understand EDI issues better, click below.

Engagement

Understand EDI Data

Understanding EDI data is our first step to understanding potential bias or barriers to inclusion, to identifying actions to remove any bias or barriers and to creating a fairer and more inclusive University. For more information on staff and student EDI data, how we use data as part of our work, including chartermarks, and links to useful data sources, click below.

Understand EDI Data

Impact and Good Practice

Considering how people may be affected differently by our plans, decisions and activities and taking any necessary remedial action to address this is an essential part of making inclusion a reality for all at Lancaster University.  For more resources on how to assess the impact on different groups of people and good practice examples here at Lancaster, click below.

Impact and Good Practice

Inclusive Lancaster University

To make a fairer and more inclusive University a reality, we have a range of events, advice, and support for our staff, students, visitors and the wider university community, including guidance about how to report bullying, harassment and sexual misconduct.

Inclusive Lancaster

Athena Swan

The Athena Swan Charter is a higher education programme for the advancement of gender equality.  We have been members of the Athena Swan Charter since 2008, achieving awards at university, faculty and departmental level.  For more information about Athena Swan awards at Lancaster University, as well as links to useful resources, click below.

Athena Swan

Gender Equality Plan

As required by the funder Horizon Europe, Lancaster University has developed a Gender Equality Plan (GEP). At Lancaster, we are committed to promoting gender equality in all that we do. Our plans and strategies for gender equality are embedded within a range of university initiatives, reports and action plans, in line with our overarching approach to equality, diversity and inclusion. For more information please click below.

Gender Equality Plan

Race Equality Charter

Advance HE’s Race Equality Charter provides a framework through which institutions work to identify and self-reflect on institutional and cultural barriers standing in the way of Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic staff and students.

For more information about the Race Equality Charter work at Lancaster, as well as links to useful resources, click below.

Race Equality Charter

Contact the EDI Team

For further details on how to contact us directly please feel free to visit our contact us page.

Contact Us