Terms of reference

Role and Purpose

The purpose of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Committee is to drive, monitor and maintain momentum of the School of Aeronautical, Automotive, Chemical and Materials Engineering (AACME) Equality Objectives and EDI Strategy. 

  1. To oversee and drive the delivery of the School’s current EDI action plan.
  2. To advise the Senior Management Team (SMT) on all matters relating to AACME’s approach to EDI.
  3. To oversee the implementation of AACME’s strategies and charter marks including Athena SWAN, relating to EDI across the School
  4. To support the implementation of the University’s strategies including Athena SWAN and the Race Equality Charter, relating to EDI across the institution
  5. To ensure that policy and processes relating to EDI are regularly reviewed
  6. To communicate effectively with staff and students on what the issues/challenges are and how we intend to address them
  7. To receive, reflect and respond to feedback or issues raised from staff or students via committee members
  8. To effectively monitor data relating to EDI issues
  9. To raise awareness of new and emerging EDI issues, e.g. class backgrounds, technology hardship.
  10. To commission sub/working groups to advise on specific topics where appropriate
  11. To keep up to date on EDI legislation, University and sector best practice and sector agency recommendations.

Terms of reference for the individual

  1. For all members to act as representatives of their Department, Professional Service, student body, Union or other section of the broader School community.
  2. For all members to contribute to the work of the committee through active participation, provision of information and sharing of their professional expertise. This may include work to be undertaken on behalf of the committee.
  3. For all members to be responsible for communicating and championing the decisions made in the group to all relevant colleagues and/or the community they represent.
  4. For all members to share thoughts and ideas form wider staff groups to this committee
  5. For all members to ensure they have received recent and relevant training on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

It is recommended that all members attend the following training sessions (training needs and opportunities may vary, therefore an annual audit of committee training needs will be conducted).

  • Unconscious Bias
  • Diversity in the workplace
  • Equality Assessment Training