The University of Exeter values diversity, and aims to create a supportive culture for everyone.
Diversity, Inclusion, Cohesion and Equality
At the University of Exeter Business School we’re proud that we attract students and staff from all over the world and from all kinds of backgrounds. We value diversity and believe that everyone deserves an equal opportunity to succeed. Diversity, Inclusion, Cohesion and Equality (DICE) are central to our ethos and underpin everything that we do.
Diversity, Inclusion, Cohesion and Equality (DICE)
We are committed to Diversity, Inclusion, Cohesion and Equality for all students and employees. We aim to be an academic community founded where everyone is welcomed and respected.
As a community, we will work towards the Pro-Vice Chancellor’s concept of IDEAL – Inclusion, Diversity, Equality, Access and Leadership. Access and Leadership represent the actualisation of our efforts towards Equality Diversity and Inclusion. At the core of what we do is to ensure that individuals have access to the resources to meet their goals, as well as providing the training and development for everyone to reach their full potential.
In the UK, the equality standards to which we adhere are embodied in the 2010 Equality Act. The University of Exeter Business School recognises that all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment, bullying and victimisation are unacceptable.
The School aims to ensure that no student, employee or job applicant receives less favourable facilities or treatment (either directly or indirectly) on the grounds of:-
- Gender / Gender Reassignment
- Marriage / Civil Partnership
- Pregnancy / Maternity
- Religion or Belief
- Sexual Orientation
We are committed to ensuring that all our academic and HR processes in recruiting and promotion, development and support meet our shared community objectives. We are working to ensure equitable and transparent decision making within the Business School. We aim to increase equality, diversity and inclusion in our workforce. There are projects and programmes throughout for all of us to contribute.
Furthermore, we are committed to being a diverse academic community that is inclusive of all students and we aim to support everyone at UEBS to achieve their full potential.
One key aspect of this will be moving forward the Business School’s Athena SWAN application.
The Athena SWAN Charter is a framework used across the world to support and transform gender equality within higher education and research.
Established in 2005 to encourage and recognise commitment to advancing the careers of women, the charter is now used to address gender inequality broadly.
As well as furthering gender equality via the Athena SWAN Charter, the Group is currently involved in the review of the School’s inclusive culture; we are committed to providing an accessible, more inclusive environment to work and study.
To support the Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity Vision to 2025, aiming for the best possible outcomes on student and staff success, fairness and equity and continue to work on the benefits of an inclusive culture.
The third major strand of work focuses on our inclusive education, mapping curricula content and ensuring EDI is embedded in its design & delivery, assessment & feedback.
There are many exciting initiatives, if you are interested in participating in any of our projects, please contact the College Inclusivity Group.
Professor Alexandra Gerbasi, Ph.D.
Deputy Pro-Vice Chancellor and Professor of Leadership. Director of the Exeter Centre for Leadership (ExCL). University of Exeter Business School
Black History Month
We are keen to promote a positive peer-learning environment where staff and students can develop together and learn from one another.
In meeting our Diversity, Inclusion, Cohesion and Equality (DICE) commitments, we see Black History Month as the perfect opportunity to create a series of events and space that will better enable our community of students and staff to discuss and address important issues such as Racism and Curriculum Diversification.
All students and staff were encouraged to attend this year’s Black History Month activities, curated by Oli Young, Senior Lecturer as the University of Exeter Business School, which started with social commentator and Windrush campaigner Dr Patrick Vernon OBE and his talk 'The Making of 100 Great Black Britons'.
The University of Exeter Business School is proud to support Black History Month. But our commitment to diversity, inclusion, cohesion and equality should last a lot longer than four weeks each year and we aim for it to go deep into the heart of our DICE activity.
Keep up to date with events and join the conversation on social media using #DICEforaBetterWorld.
As part of our commitment to our core ‘DICE’ values we promote Black Lives Matter as a human rights and societal issue. We are demonstrating our commitment through our Black History Month activities for the shared, peer learning and development of our student and wider communities.
Gender Equality project opportunity
Interested in gender equality and wanting to make a difference? We are inviting students to submit project proposals to champion gender equality and support us in improving gender equality across the Business School.
We welcome project idea submissions from any UEBS students, or groups of UEBS students that seek to tackle gender inequality.
The successful project(s) will be supported by the School, and some budgetary support may be possible. Projects should be completed by June 2021, and should be feasible to complete alongside your studies.
Students are invited to submit their project ideas to Dr Emma Jeanes by 26th March. Emma is also happy to discuss ideas prior to submission.
We will evaluate projects based on their feasibility, relevance to tackling gender inequality, and potential impact.
Projects can be internally focused (impacting UEBS or the University community), or outward facing (reflecting UEBS commitment to gender equality).
Broadly projects should contribute to building inclusive working or learning environments for all genders. This could include, but is not limited to,
- Inclusive gender representation in the curriculum
- Encouraging school age girls to study Economics
- Increasing the visibility of female role models for students
- Improving trans awareness in the workplace.
In your submission you should
- Name the applicants(s)
- Outline the project (max 300 words) to cover:
- What you plan to do
- How you anticipate it making a positive impact
- What resources/support you may need to achieve the project
- Brief timescale with key staging posts.
Although we welcome ambition in projects, they should be manageable alongside your studies. You will be expected to report on progress between April and June.
Successful submissions will have their projects supported, and the outcomes will be reported on our website and social media.
In meeting our Diversity, Inclusion, Cohesion and Equality (DICE) commitments, we will continue to offer a series of events and space that will better enable our community of students and staff to discuss and address important issues such as Racism and Curriculum Diversification. Find more information and register for our DICE events below.
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