We are fully committed to providing a fair and inclusive environment for work and study.

On this page we detail some of the initiatives we are currently engaged with to support this commitment.

More on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Gender Equality


The School achieved the Athena SWAN Bronze Award in November 2019 and is now starting work towards the Silver Award. We also support staff who are women and who identify as women to access the Aurora leadership programme.

There is tailored support for female research staff across the UEA and Norwich Research Park via RESNet, a grassroots contact and information network promoting gender equality and fairness across the Norwich Research Park.

Decolonising the Curriculum


We believe in the importance of teaching which includes a plurality of world views and ways of knowing and, to this end, we are seeking to decolonise our curriculum by engaging with leading research and pedagogical perspectives that reflect the diversity and plurality of all our disciplines.

Working closely with our students and the Student Union, we are at the start of an exciting journey to undertake this work in a considered, informed and transparent manner. We want to nurture active and open dialogues with our students and colleagues within and across the School, our discipline-level organisations, and university and Student Union initiatives.

We have already undertaken a number of actions, including building up scholarly and pedagogical resources, consulting and supporting our BAME students, gathering and sharing examples of best practice, established fruitful collaborations with students, sector organisations, the Student Union and university’s Equality and Diversity office, and organised public events.

In terms of next steps, this year we are inviting a number of external speakers to share their perspectives and approaches with us. These workshops, alongside our peer observation and further discussions, will allow us to reflect on our teaching and module content.

Student Support


Our Student Support Service provides students and staff with support for a wide range of academic and health issues.

Family and Childcare


We have policies in place to support those with changing family circumstances, including around parental leave, maternity leave, paternity leave, and adoption leave.

Our on-site Nursery is available to staff and students.

We also have a family room on campus that is fitted out for nursing mothers.