Responsibility for EDI lies with each and every member of the Oxford Brookes University community and more formally with the Board of Governors. However, to ensure the University meets its legal obligations, actively promotes good practice and monitors our progress, different areas of the University have special responsibility for developing and implementing EDI policy and practices.
- HR Business Partnership Manager and team take the lead in advancing EDI policy and practice, providing advice and guidance on EDI issues as they relate to the university workforce, and ensuring effective communication.
- The Centre for Diversity Policy Research and Practice (CDPRP) is an interdisciplinary, cross-institutional centre which specialises in research and knowledge transfer in the area of equality and diversity management and carries out projects that will underpin policy developments and inform best practice in the workplace.
- Learning and Development, Organisational Effectiveness and Development provides a range of courses that develop an understanding of EDI issues, such as the Recruitment and Selection course and the EDI on-line course.
- The Oxford Centre for Academic Enhancement and Development (OCAED) undertakes projects related to the enhancement of the student experience from a learning development perspective.
- The Access and Participation Group (APG) advises the Vice-Chancellor’s Group (VCG) on all matters relating to access and participation for students, particularly those with protected characteristics, those of particular ethnicities and those from disadvantaged backgrounds. The group covers matters relating to the entire student life cycle from pre-enquiry through to employment. APG may also advise other relevant University and Faculty committees including, for example, the Quality and Learning Infrastructure Committee and Teaching and Learning Enhancement Committee.
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