Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Our diverse community of students, academics and professional service staff brings together a variety of lived experiences, thought and perspectives to make Loughborough University more equitable and inclusive.

We are committed to making Loughborough University a place where students and staff feel valued and able to realise their full potential.

Equity, diversity, and inclusion are crucial elements in the University’s strategy. Our aim is to prioritise activities that identify and remove systemic inequities, associated with protected characteristics and marginalised groups, and to promote and progress equity and inclusion.

This aim can only be carried out with the hard work of all the members of our Loughborough community, with our leadership team having specific responsibilities for this.

Equity vs Equality

Equality means each individual or a group of students or staff is given the same resources and/or opportunities.

Equity recognises that each person has different circumstances, and it allocates the exact resources and opportunities needed to reach an equal outcome. In other words, equality refers to equal input, while equity refers to equal outcome.

Equality is used more in reference to the Equality Act 2010 and following that, to protected characteristics. Equity means fair outcomes for all, even those not falling under any protected characteristic anti-discrimination laws and processes.