Disability Equality Group

The Disability Equality Group (DEG) brings together the University's Disability Equality Champion, representatives from the Equality and Diversity Unit, Disability Service, Disability Coordinators, Students' Representative Council and disabled staff and student representatives.  There are also members from Human Resources and the Learning and Teaching Centre.

The group acts as a channel of communication where issues affecting disabled people can be raised and addressed or referred to appropriate bodies for action.

The Disability Equality Champion, is currently Professor Frank Coton. As Equality Champion they promote and raise awareness around disability equality issues, and feeds back to the Equality and Diversity Strategy Commitee, the Principal and other senior managers.

View the 2018-19 Disability Equality Group Remit and Membership.  


Gender Equality Steering Group

The Gender Equality Steering Group (GESG) brings together the University's Gender Equality Champion, representatives from the Equality and Diversity Unit; Heads of Human Resources within Colleges; academic staff (both female and male) at different stages of their careers and from across the University community; the University's Gender Equality Officer and representatives from the Students' Representative Council. 

The Gender Equality Champion, is currently Professor Anne Anderson, Vice Principal and Head of College of Social Sciences.  As Equality Champion they promote and raise awareness around gender equality issues, and feed back to the Equality and Diversity Strategy Commitee, the Principal and other senior managers.

View the latest Gender Equality Steering Group Remit and Membership


LGBT+ Equality Group

The LGBT+ Equality Group brings together the University's LGBT+ Equality Champion, representatives from the Equality and Diversity Unit, Students' Representative Council and both staff and student LGBT+ networks.  

The group acts as a channel of communication where issues affecting LGBT+ people can be raised and addressed or referred to appropriate bodies for action.

The LGBT+ Equality Champion, is currently Professor Roibeard O Maolalaigh, Vice Principal and Head of College of Arts, who took up the role in late August 2017. As Equality Champion they promote and raise awareness around related equality issues, and feed back to the Equality and Diversity Strategy Commitee, the Principal and other senior managers.


Race Equality Group

The Race Equality Group (REG) is co-chaired by the University's Race Equality Champion, and Prof Satnam Virdee, Director of Centre for Research on Racism, Ethnicity and Nationalism.  The group brings together representatives from the Equality and Diversity Unit, Students' Representative Council and BAME (Black, Asian and Ethnic Minority) student and staff representatives.

The group acts as a channel of communication where issues affecting BAME staff and students can be raised and addressed or referred to appropriate bodies for action.  

The Race Equality Champion, is currently Ms Bonnie Dean (Vice-Principal, Corporate Engagement and Innovation). As Equality Champion they promote and raises awareness around race equality issues, and feed back to the Equality and Diversity Strategy Commitee, the Principal and other senior managers.

View the latest Race Equality Group Remit and Membership‌.  

The Equality Act 2010 defines race as including colour, nationality and ethnic or national origins.