Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

The Re-Imagining Engineering Design (RIED) Programme is committed to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) among our research team and across our partnership. The aim is for our team to be fully representative of all sections of society and for each team member to feel respected and empowered to be their best and to have equal opportunity to succeed and make a positive impact.

In RIED, we place a high value on diversity and inclusivity. It’s not only the right thing to do but also enhances our collective performance. When we ensure that everyone has an equal opportunity to contribute and thrive, we benefit from a broader range of perspectives, skills, and experiences. This diversity leads to more creative problem-solving, better decision-making, and a stronger, more supportive team environment.

The values of respect and empowerment align with our parent higher education institutions who are committed to eliminate unlawful discrimination, advance equality of opportunity and foster good relations. They also have a responsibility to publish equality information (data) and review and publish specific and measurable equality objectives periodically.

We recognise the major challenges we have in achieving an appropriate diversity balance in our team and our governance boards. However, we are taking steps and working towards improving to become more representative where we can. Our Policy and Action Plan is accessible below. We will also periodically share updates and our progress on this area of the website.