Equality Diversity and Inclusion Statement

GW4-CAT Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Statement

The GW4-CAT Programme is committed to promoting equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) principles in all aspects of the programme, from the application process through to the training, support and guidance offered to all fellows on the programme. We expect our fellows, supervisors and governance groups to uphold equality diversity and inclusion principles of the programme. 

To promote EDI within the DTP we undertake the following:

Recruitment

  • Use procedures to promote and encourage excellent applicants from as wide and diverse a pool of candidates as possible
  • Adhere to EDI principles throughout the recruitment process
  • Raise awareness of all those involved in recruitment about the importance of EDI and the implications of unconscious bias
  • Require selection and interview panellists to have undertaken a course on EDI, and unconscious bias
  • To have gender representation on all interview panels and to aim for ethnic diversity where possible

Programme Governance

  • Reflect diversity in the composition and operation of our programme governance groups
  • Include an EDI standing item in agendas of all programme governance group meetings
  • Share and promote best practice across our partnership institutions

Training

  • Accommodate reasonable flexibility within the training programme to address personal circumstances
  • Aim to achieve a diverse range of speakers and trainers for GW4-CAT Programme training activities
  • To consider EDI when designing and implementing GW4-CAT Programme training activities

Advertising and Monitoring

  • Promote EDI within all GW4-CAT advertising and marketing materials
  • Monitor and review EDI metrics for the recruitment process and student cohorts, including displaying this data on our website

The Future

In the future, we undertake to do the following:

  • Formalised EDI Champions within the GW4-CAT Programme governance groups and the GW4-CAT Hub
  • Explore innovative approaches to train and support students from a diverse range of backgrounds

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