Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

The AgriFoRwArdS CDT is committed to embedding Equality, Diversity and Inclusion throughout its practices.

The EDI Panel

The CDTs EDI Panel is dedicated to ensuring out Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy (see below) is followed, by overseeing all activities within the CDT, promoting inclusion and equality, and furthering the understanding of diversity.

The EDI Panel has a diverse membership, with representation from all three partner universities, industrial partners, and the student body.

The panel is led by Professor Belinda Colston, CDT Co-Investigator (ED & I Strategy) and Director of the Eleanor Glanville Institute.

Meet the EDI Panel members. If you would like more information about the EDI Panel, or would like to enquire about membership, please email agriforwards.cdt@lincoln.ac.uk.

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 Institute’s website.

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

How does EDI effect our recruitment?

We want to ensure all applicants have equal and fair opportunities.

So, as part of our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy, any identifying information, and requested diversity monitoring data, is removed prior to the short-listing process. This is not only to remove gender bias but to ensure all applicants have equal and fair opportunities.

Gathering data: Diversity Monitoring

As part of our EDI Strategy, we need to monitor the diversity of our applicants. These data is treated in complete confidence, and will be removed from the application form prior to the selection process.

We ask that you please disclose the following: age, gender, ethnicity, nationality, religion, disability, caring responsibility, sexual orientation. The data is used to monitor and analyse recruitment profiles, helping the CDT to identify any trends, and continue to tackle equality of diversity issues more effectively.

This information will be held in accordance with the provisions laid down in the relevant data protection legislation.

For more information please see the University of Lincoln’s Privacy Notice.