EDI Committee Statement

Loughborough University London EDI Committee

Equality, diversity & inclusion

Diversity of experience, thought and perspective enriches our university and the lives of its community. It is crucial to our ongoing development as an international institution. Our ambition is to be recognised as a sector leader in identifying and removing systemic barriers associated with race, ethnicity, or national origin, class or socio-economic background, sexuality or gender identity, religion or faith, age, disability, marital status or caring responsibilities, which have previously prevented talented individuals from studying or working with us, or from progressing in their field.

We recognise that historically, differing access to education maintained social inequality. In recent decades progress has been made in higher education to widen participation, but there is more work to be done before we have true equality of academic opportunity and attainment.

To support this work within Loughborough University London we have established an Equality Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) committee. The committee is made up of staff and students.

Purpose

The purpose of the LUL LDN EDI Committee is to set the EDI agenda for the London campus, understand the needs of groups within our university community with protected characteristics and those groups who are minoritized or marginalised, and work to ensure that the London campus has an inclusive culture in which all staff and students feel valued, respected and engaged in line with the university’s People and Organisational Development Strategy.

The composition of the committee is as follows:

Committee ChairDr Andrea Geurin

Associate Dean EnterpriseGraham Hitchen

Associate Dean ResearchProfessor Aidan McGarry

Associate Dean TeachingProfessor Jo Tacchi

Women’s RepresentativeDr Emily Hayday

LGBT+ RepresentativeProfessor Aidan McGarry

BAME RepresentativeDr Angela Dy

Carer’s RepresentativeDr Ksenija Kuzmina

Disabilities RepresentativeSylvia Easy-Hemmings

Mental Health RepresentativeDr Debbie Eagle

Athena Swan LeadDr Anna Grosman

Student SupportLimahl Mair-Macfarlane

London HRMiranda Bioh

University HR – Nadine Skinner

PGT Rep – Jad Bseiso

PGR RepHappy Singhu Hansen

Events:

As part of celebrating our community and our work to ensure true equality of academic opportunity and attainment we are running regular events to listen and learn. For details of these events please check out our events pages here.

Loughborough is one of the country’s leading universities, with an international reputation for research that matters, excellence in teaching, strong links with industry, and unrivalled achievement in sport and its underpinning academic disciplines.

It has been awarded five stars in the independent QS Stars university rating scheme, named the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the 2020 QS World University Rankings and top in the country for its student experience in the 2018 THE Student Experience Survey.

Loughborough is in the top 10 of every national league table, being ranked 4th in the Guardian University League Table 2020, 5th in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020 and 8th in The UK Complete University Guide 2020.

Loughborough is consistently ranked in the top twenty of UK universities in the Times Higher Education’s ‘table of tables’ and is in the top 10 in England for research intensity. In recognition of its contribution to the sector, Loughborough has been awarded seven Queen's Anniversary Prizes.

Specialising exclusively in postgraduate-level study, Loughborough University London is based on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and offers cutting-edge master’s and PhD degrees, as well as business collaboration, research and enterprise opportunities.

The seven specialist institutes at Loughborough University London include: Design Innovation, Digital Technologies, Diplomacy and International Governance, Innovation and Entrepreneurship, International Management, Media and Creative Industries, and Sport Business. Close industry partnerships with a wealth of leading businesses and creative organisations means teaching and learning is informed by real-life challenges and driven by true industry pressures.