The INSPIRE DTP and GSNOCS are committed to promoting best practices for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in all our activities, for our students, staff and supervisors, from recruitment through to graduation. We work closely with our DTP and other partners and across the University to monitor best practice and share experiences and expertise, aiming to create an inclusive research community, recognise structural barriers and privileges, and continuously improve equality and equity in all aspects of scientific research and education.
We recognise that different groups face different challenges in work and personal lives, and (in line with the University of Southampton’s Strategic Plan on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion) our EDI mission is to create an inclusive university community. Our vision is that this is a community where, as an individual student or member of staff:
- You feel welcomed for who you are, and this is a place where you feel that you can influence the way we do things now and in the future
- You feel included and supported to reach your true potential
- You are intellectually stretched and challenged
- You value the diversity of the wider community and play your part in supporting the mission of inclusivity.