ED&I is at the heart of what our Centre does and aspires to be and we are committed to supporting, developing and promoting equality and diversity in all our practices and procedures. Our aim is to establish an inclusive, supportive and positive culture free from discrimination and based upon the values of dignity, courtesy and respect. We are committed to advancing equality on the grounds of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy and maternity.
We believe that Equality Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) needs to be encoded into in our future big data and intelligence based systems: the data structures, training algorithms, visualisations and interaction styles all need to reflect the breadth of perspective and talent in the population and society’s aspiration to extend this. Without this, there are likely to be further serious negative consequences with segments of society discriminated against or excluded from active participation by systems.
Our management and governance structure include ED&I monitoring, reporting and assessment. Through the work of our internal ED&I committee we are deploying approaches to:
- Achieve, promote and embed inclusive and diverse participation in all the centre’s activities
- Ensure that the students and staff recruited and retained to the Centre are drawn from broad backgrounds and perspectives so that the future UK research and innovation leader talent pool is strengthened
- Increase diversity in Stakeholder engagement
- Develop and grow a sustained programme for wider community engagement
We work alongside with Swansea University, internal and external stakeholders and aim to become champion an exemplar of E&DI best practice.