Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I)

Our mission

As a part of the University of Sheffield, the CDT is committed to building a motivated and diverse community, where staff and students demand the highest standards from each other and work together to maximise the benefits of difference. 

We aim to create a culture that is inclusive in every system and process.

Our aims

We aim for our processes, operations and general academic life to be inclusive and supportive to all regardless of race, impairments, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, socio-economic background or culture. 

In particular, we will work towards

We recognise the importance of building a diverse community. 

Our aim is to embed equality, diversity and inclusion into the core of what we do. Our mission is for our students to conduct a diverse range of research and interact with a wide range of people.

The CDT naturally brings together a combination of diverse scientific disciplines and we actively seek students from a wider range of academic backgrounds. 

We support, and commit to, the Faculty of Engineering’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Strategy and place a particular focus on increasing the proportion of female engineers, addressing the current under-representation in Computer Science and SLT.

Community and support

There is a wealth of services across the school, faculty and university to support our students during their PhD:

Creating a diverse and inclusive community is at the core of what the University does. From a huge range of student groups, to celebrating and sharing successes of our staff and students.

Gender equality

We’re committed to progressing gender equality. Our host school continues to work incredibly hard for Athena Swan status and achieved a Silver award in 2016 and a renewal at Silver level in September 2021. 

We continue to work towards ensuring female computer scientists have the maximum opportunity to advance in their career. 

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