Diversity, Equality and Inclusivity
“Having previously worked in a department that was initially male only, I witnessed the transformation brought about through the introduction of good equality and diversity practice. This experiment reinforced my belief that universal engagement is a must to achieve excellence in education and research.”
Professor Ken Meissner, Head of Department
The Physics Department is committed to improving the outcomes and experience of Higher Education for both staff and students. We need to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to address unanswered questions in physics. It is only by including all, that physics can successfully advance in the 21st century.
The department has a Diversity, Equality and Inclusivity committee which meets once a term. Women and men, senior academics and postgraduate students, permanent and part-time staff are represented on the committee. The Head of Department sits on the committee showing that the department is committed to improving our working practices to benefit everyone. Equality of opportunity for all is key.