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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Initiative at GOS ICH - ‘A VOICE FOR ALL’ We recognise that access and treatment is not always equal for everyone and want to redress the balance. We wish to foster a positive cultural climate which will allows staff and students to flourish and ensures that each person’s contribution to the work of this Institute is valued and respected. We recognise that this requires commitment and action from everyone - at all levels of the organisation - and that cultures and attitudes need to be changed.

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Initiative consists of a Steering Committee and a number of Focus Groups.  The Steering Committee has oversight of EDI work at GOS ICH and is responsible for preparing and submitting the Institute’s Athena SWAN application and for implementing the Athena SWAN Action Plan.   The remit of the Focus Groups is to address issues that have been prioritised by staff and students at GOS ICH and to represent – or ‘voice’ – the needs of different sections of the ICH community.   The Focus Groups are sub-committees of the EDI Steering Committee, but are open to all staff and students based at GOS ICH.  We encourage you to take some time to read the Institute’s EDI internet and intranet pages to find out more about the work of these Focus Groups.  We hope you will be enthused by what you read to join in, and, most importantly, to make use of the Focus Groups to voice any concerns you may have or to bring positive ideas for change to the attention of the EDI Steering Committee.