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Welcome from the Vice-Chancellor

As Vice-Chancellor of Northumbria University, I would like to welcome you to our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion web pages. Northumbria University is proud to be a multi-cultural community; we value diversity, and are determined to ensure that the opportunities we provide are open to all. Equality, Diversity and Inclusion strongly underpins the University’s Vision 2025 and Corporate Strategy 2018 - 2023.

Whilst we welcome the greater legislative protection which has been enacted in recent years at Northumbria we have long been aware that there is a compelling moral case for equality. Therefore, as well as implementing our legislative duties we are striving to create a community that positively welcomes diversity by aiming to embed equality, diversity and inclusion into everything that we do.

We intend to become a Higher Education Institution which is recognised for its good practice in this area. As Vice-Chancellor I fully support the development of a culture where we maximise the potential of all our staff and students and equip our students for life in a multicultural and diverse society.

I am particularly pleased to be able to share with you our plans for the future and some of the ways in which we intend to implement our equality, diversity and inclusion agenda. We will use this web page to keep you updated with work we have undertaken and work we plan to do.

Professor Andrew Wathey
Vice-Chancellor and Chief Executive


Learn more about the range of EDI work taking place across the University.


Northumbria University is a member of different quality charter marks and national schemes which aim to encourage an inclusive environment for work and study. Follow the links below to find out more.


In this section you can access the policies, legislation, and governance arrangements framing our work on equality, diversity and inclusion, as well as all the relevant reports.

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