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.

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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


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.