Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Discover what the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment are doing to tackle issues that impact our NTU community.
Our work in the School
We're committed to sustaining a highly effective learning and working environment characterised by fairness, equality of opportunity and the valuing of diversity. We encourage input from all areas and welcome new engagement from students, staff and industry colleagues alike.
Alongside the formation of a School Equality, Diversity and Inclusion committee, we:
- host regular events for our students and colleagues
- have launched a new industry mentoring programme for our students
- are working to decolonise our curriculum.
Black Excellence in the designed and the built environment
Offering valuable insight into the lived experiences of Black colleagues across industry, our online events and forums provide opportunities to engage, learn and challenge real issues.
Celebrating Black Excellence
Launched as part of Black History Month 365, the School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment’s Celebrating Black Excellence series aims to explore the systemic and societal issues behind racial inequality and the attainment gap.
Women in the built environment
Our Women in the Built Environment initiative aim to celebrate the achievements of women across the industry, discuss issues around equality and diversity and increase the confidence and aspirations of our female students.
Our Women in the Built Environment events
Launched in 2013, the annual Women in the Built Environment event brings together female built environment professionals and students to tackle issues around gender equality and provide advice, confidence and inspiration.
The School is working towards its submission for a School-level Athena SWAN Bronze Award and has a range of working groups focused on enhancing awareness and engagement, as part of its Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee.
Athena SWAN Bronze Award
NTU is proud to hold an Athena SWAN Institutional Bronze Award. Athena SWAN is a charter managed by AdvanceHE which recognises and celebrates good practices in higher education and research institutions towards the advancement of gender equality: representation, progression and success for all.
Race Equality Action Plan
In the School we are committed to implementing NTU's Race Equality Action Plan as a priority through our work to ensure that diversity and inclusion are a hallmark of our courses and community.
Race Equality Action Plan
The NTU Race Equality Action Plan has been developed following conversations with Black, Asian, South Asian, and other ethnically and culturally diverse members of NTU’s student and colleague community, our University Executive and Leadership Teams, and our Board of Governors.
As a Disability Confident Employer, NTU is committed to increasing an understanding of disability, challenging attitudes and removing barriers to disabled people and those with long-term health conditions, to enable opportunity and progress.
In the School, we will continue to host events and workshops to celebrate the achievements of disabled people and help develop disability awareness across the University.
Just About Disability event starts positive conversations
The School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment (ADBE) hosted an insightful forum on 17 February, exploring the lived experiences of a diverse panel of speakers and attendees.
Disability History Month Blog: Disability and me – my journey
Here at NTU, we’re celebrating Disability History Month 2020 with a programme of activities that provide everyone in our community with an opportunity to come together to increase our understanding and show support for disability equality.
Get in touch
If you would like to find out more about the School's work, please contact Deputy Dean and Chair of the Equaility, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Professor Richard Bull.
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Disability support at NTU
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