Equality and Diversity Committee

Terms of Reference | Functions | Minutes of Meetings

Contact Information

Enquiries should initially be directed to the committee's Chair, Angus J Wilkinson

Equality and Diversity Committee : Terms of Reference


  1. Ex Officio Members
    1. The Head of Department
    2. The Head of Administration and Finance
    3. The Head of Department's Executive Assisstant (for departmental communications purposes)     


  1. Members 
    The membership is made up of at least four additional members of the Department of Materials, including representatives of faculty, academic related staff (including post-docs), technical and support staff, and graduate students.

Functions of the Committee

  • To promote equality and diversity within the Department of Materials on grounds of gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, religion and age.
  • To promote and support work/life balance for all members of staff within the department.
  • To monitor and report on:
    • Flexible working arrangements
    • Ratios of applicants and successes, where appropriate, under equality criteria for undergraduate, graduate, postdoctoral and staff opportunities
  • To monitor career support and mentoring for staff in the department
  • To inform the department generally of the work of the committee and any initiatives within this area.
  • To report regularly to the Departmental Committee and other departmental bodies as appropriate.

Minutes of Meetings

From Michaelmas Term 2022 agenda and minutes will be available via sharepoint (link to follow).
Minutes (in draft) will be forwarded for review at Departmental Committee.

For more information about equality and diversity see the department's Equality and Diversity webpage which is maintained by this committee.