Faculty of Engineering

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

Staff and students sharing their experience at the One World event

The Faculty of Engineering's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) team has been created to support staff and students and make sure they feel valued.

The team's mission is to encourage everyone to recognise their full potential in order to lead themselves to success.

They are working closely with people across the University to achieve this and will be running events throughout the year.

If you have any thoughts about how to make the faculty a better place to work, please get in touch with Faculty EDI Officer, Angela Aston


Meet the team 

Professor Glenn McDowell, Faculty EDI Chair

Angela Aston, EDI Officer


The Faculty of Engineering has an EDI committee made up of 15 members who work to:

  • Promote diversity, equality and inclusion
  • Support all students and staff to excel
  • Develop a culture and working environment that encourages people to challenge themselves and others openly, constructively, and with respect – to raise the quality of all we do together.

Vision statement

Salsa dancing at the One World eventThe EDI's vision statement lies at the heart of the work they do:

“To create a faculty culture of equality, diversity and inclusion, where these values are fully embraced and where all students and staff are made to feel valued and who work in an environment of mutual respect.”


October Tea & Talk event

We held a Tea & Talk event on Tuesday 10 October to raise awareness of mental health issues. 

Holly Blake, Associate Professor in Health Science gave a presentation on wellness initiatives taking place at the QMC. Colleagues from the People & Culture team joined us and Justine Wallis-Leggett shared her own personal experience of living with depression.

The event was well attended by over 30 colleagues.  Mental health will be a topic incorporated into the Disability December event on the Monday 4 December. The finale to Tea & Talk was a ‘bake off’ competition. 

Professor Phil Shipway judged the assortment of cakes, and after much deliberation the winner was announced as Donna Astill-Shipman for her amazing gluten free chocolate brownies.  The cake sale raised £65 for the Mental Health Foundation.

Thank you to everyone that baked for this event and to all those that attended.  


If you would like to raise an issue of concern confidentially please fill out our feedback form.

For more information or to share your thoughts, please email Angela Aston or call 0115 951 3951.



Health and wellbeing is important to ensure staff and students have a positive experience in the work place and reach their full potential.

As well as accessing University sports facilities, including the new £40 million David Ross Sports Centre, faculty staff can now book on to weekly activities using the new Juice Hub.

A new fitness suite and games room have also been installed in the Coates Building. For more information about the Juice Hub please contact Angela Aston



Staff training sessions

The Faculty of Engineering runs staff training sessions as part of the programme.

Please choose a session and follow the link to book a place.

  • Declaring a Disability and Making Reasonable Adjustments for staff - 4 December 2017 (13.30-15.00 C5 Coates Building) - Register place

Faculty of Engineering

The University of Nottingham
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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