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Funding for projects to promote equality and inclusion: launches 7 February 2020

As part of the University’s action to strengthen an inclusive culture, last year the University Diversity Fund launched to support initiatives and projects that promote equality and inclusion and address inequalities. Staff and students were asked to submit ideas for their initiatives and projects, which were then reviewed by a panel that decided which ones to support. Thirteen initiatives were funded; details of two of the projects are in the case studies below.

On 7 February, at the Faculty of Law (B16) 12.30-13.30, Professor Eilís Ferran, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Institutional and International Relations, will host an event to launch the second University Diversity Fund and to showcase the projects that received funding in 2019.

To book your place on the UDF event, please follow this link to the booking form

The fund will open for applications from staff and students on 7 February and close on 13 March 2020 at 5pm.

The UDF provides grants of up to £1500 to projects that aim to embed diversity and inclusion – whether it is in education, research or administration - and address inequalities in the University. The fund aims to support initiatives across the University that contribute to raising awareness of issues related to equality and diversity, challenge discrimination and inequalities, increase the representation of under-represented groups, and facilitate implementation of good practice. We particularly encourage applications that relate to the protected characteristic of disability, as they were underrepresented in the last round.

Further information and the application form are available on the race equality webpages.

Case study: increasing access for BME undergraduates

Case study: menopause support



28 January 2020