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Equality and Inclusion

Equality and Inclusion

The University of Leeds is proud to be a multi-cultural community. We value diversity and are determined to ensure:

  • That we treat all individuals fairly, with dignity and respect
  • That the opportunities we provide are open to all
  • That we provide a safe, supportive and welcoming environment for staff, students and visitors


We recognise that we still have work to do to ensure a truly inclusive community, and we are committed to a wide-ranging plan of action to tackle discrimination and to promote diversity.

ยป Equality and Inclusion Strategy - The Vision for Leeds

Equality and Inclusion Officers

The Faculty has two Equality and Inclusion Officers. Please do not hesitate to contact them with your comments or concerns.

Prof Charles Taylor

Prof Charles Taylor

School of Mathematics
Tel: 0113 343 5168
C.C.Taylor@leeds.ac.uk

Dr Mike Evans

Dr Mike Evans

School of Mathematics
Tel: 0113 343 5861
r.m.l.evans@leeds.ac.uk

Equality and inclusion committee

This committee meets every term. Work is ongoing to help close significant performance gaps and rolling action plans are updated in line with progress.

The committee consists of:

Pro-Dean for Student Education (Chair)
Dr Kelvin Tapley

Diversity Officers
Dr Mike Evans (Mathematics) 
Dr Sven Van Loo (Physics & Astronomy)

Representatives from the schools   
Chemistry: [Vacancy]
Food Science and Nutrition: Mrs Catherine Roberts
Mathematics: Mrs Margaret Jones
Physics and Astronomy: [Vacancy] 

STEM Education Outreach Officer: Mrs Louise Crabtree 
Faculty HR Manager: Mrs Christina Craven
Faculty Marketing Manager: Mr Stephen Scales
Pro-Dean Research and Innovation: Dr Oliver Harlen

Staff representative

Student representatives 
Miss Cecilia Madzivire (PG)

See University policies and activities associated with equality and diversity here

NB: The policy on support for pregnant students and students with very young children has been recently updated and there is a new policy on support for students who are parents or carers.