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 (EDI) is a core element in the University’s strategy. We will prioritise activities that identify and remove systemic inequities, associated with protected characteristics and marginalised groups, as well as promote and progress equity and inclusion.

We can deliver on these ambitions with the commitment and collective hard work of all members of our Loughborough community, and our senior leaders have specific responsibilities for this important work.

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.

Equality is giving everyone a shoe. Equity is giving everyone a shoe that fits.
- Dr Naheed Dosani

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 anti-discrimination laws and processes relating to protected characteristics.