• EDI Adviser
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Adviser

    Oxford Brookes University is committed to the advancement of equality, diversity and inclusion. The Brookes Charter describes the expectations and responsibilities of staff and students.

    EDI webpages (Human Resources) »

    Kanja Sesay is the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Adviser for students. His role is to provide information and guidance for students or staff on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) issues relating to the student experience. 

    "I aim to raise awareness of EDI and contribute to the development of equality objectives for students through, for example, promotional events. I work closely with Brookes Union and Equality Diversity and Inclusion colleagues in the Human Resources Directorate, as well as a wide range of teaching and support staff."

    EDI Adviser Kanja Sesay


  • You can find out about current news, initiatives and events focused on Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), and read Brookes’ EDI policies for staff and students, on the EDI web pages on the Human Resources website.

    Any form of bullying or harassment will not be tolerated. Examples include, but are not limited to, unwanted physical contact, personal insults or name-calling, sexual innuendo, coercion, constant unfounded criticism, unwanted intrusion, persistent patronising or excluding behaviour, and derogatory comments.

    You can talk to a member of Brookes Union, staff in Brookes Union Advice Centre, the EDI Adviser or other staff in Wellbeing, or your Student Support Co-ordinator. Bullying and harassment is a breach of the Student Conduct Regulations and you can raise a complaint which will be investigated via the University Disciplinary Procedure. 

    For help, visit the Bullying and harassment webpage on the Student Disputes website.

    There are spaces set aside for prayer, contemplation and quiet on all Brookes campuses. See Prayer and quiet space on the Chaplaincy website for a complete list of locations.

    Brookes students have equality representation through various Brookes Union officers, including a Disabled Students’ Officer, an Ethnic Minority Officer, a LGBT Officer and a Women’s Officer. There is a Brookes Disability Action Society which aims to promote diversity and raise awareness of issues relating to disability in the University and beyond. More information can be found on their Facebook page

    There is also a LGBT Society, Islamic Society, Christian Union, Jewish Society and Mature Students Society, to name just a few. You can set up your own society or group through Brookes Union. Search the Clubs and societies page on the Brookes Union website to find out what’s available.

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    Further information

    For more information about Equality, Diversity and Inclusion at Brookes, visit the EDI webpages on the Human Resources website.