Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

What is the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy?

Gender under-representation is a primary concern across the computer science, engineering and technology sectors, with only 15% of undergraduates being female. Empowering gender diversity is at the core of the AgriFoRwArdS CDT Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Strategy, and essential to developing a fully inclusive research environment.

The AgriFoRwArdS CDT is committed to ensuring EDI is at the heart of everything we do. Starting from the anonymous recruitment process to mitigate unconscious bias and ensuring fairness and equality of opportunity, to guaranteeing diversity and inclusion is considered in all areas of the CDT – to include the management board, students, staff and industry partners.

To find out more about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion please visit the Eleanor Glanville Centre’s website.

You can view the AgriFoRwArdS Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy here.

The EDI Panel

The CDT has a Panel dedicated to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI). The EDI Panel will have a diverse membership with representation from all three partner universities, our industrial partners and the student body. The EDI Panel will oversee all activities within the CDT, promoting inclusion, equality and the understanding of diversity. The panel will be led by Professor Belinda Colston, CDT Co-Investigator (ED & I strategy) and Director of the Eleanor Glanville Centre.

See the EDI Panel members here.