Our School is fully committed to providing a fair and equal environment for work and study.

Our Equality and Diversity in Economics committee was established in March 2014 to monitor staff and student data, review many areas of working practice, and also develop a supportive culture that values all students and staff members.

The School of Economics is proud to be the first UK economics department outside of Scotland to receive an Athena SWAN Bronze Award for its efforts to promote gender equality and to address the challenges faced by the School and the discipline at large.

For more information on equality and diversity within our school, please get in touch with: Dr Laura Harvey, Director of Equality and Diversity or Dr Joel Clovis, Deputy Director.

The Equality and Diversity in Economics Committee (EDE) consists of both staff and students from across the School of Economics. Staff representatives include both academic and professional services staff and all key role holders such as the Head of School, Teaching Director, Employability Director, and Research Director. Student members are from all year groups both Undergraduate and Postgraduate (research and taught).

The group meets every 6 weeks throughout the academic year to discuss matters relating to diversity and inclusion with the minutes of the meetings accessible to all staff. The committee also coordinates a number of initiatives which supports and promotes diversity within the school.

Since 2019 the School of Economics has championed annual outreach activities aimed at female pupils in years 10-12. The event, titled Women in Economics (WinECO), was initiated by the EDE committee and supported by the Royal Economic Society (RES).

Watch the video on our first WinECO event to learn more about why we think it is important to actively support greater equality and diversity in economics.

Annual activities continue to take place in an online format. Read more about this years event.

Other related blog posts:

Gender Equality in the Economics Profession:
A Call for Positive Action

Diversity in Economics