Diversity and Inclusion
The History Department is committed to providing an inclusive working and learning environment. We aim to confront the inequalities which persist in our society and how they affect the intellectual community we foster. To this end, we have, in the past two years received an Athena Swan Bronze Award for the promotion of gender equality, and reformed our working and educational environment in response to issues facing our diverse student body.
More about our initiatives can be found below.
As the first department within the Faculty of Arts and Humanities (and one of the first history departments in England), to pursue an Athena SWAN award, we are justly proud of what we have achieved. At the same time, we are aware of the work still left to be done in order to fulfil our ambition of making the Department a place in which everyone feels valued and able to achieve their full potential. Consequently, following the submission of our application in November 2016, we will move beyond gender equality to address wider aspects of diversity and inclusion.