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Inclusion Groups

Inclusion Groups

University Inclusion Group

The University Inclusion Group meets once a term and is chaired by Shraddha Chaudhary (Shades), Assistant Director (Culture and Inclusion), and reports directly to the University Executive Board through the Dual Assurance framework for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. The University Inclusion Group's remit covers all nine protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010.

The membership includes representatives from Faculties, Professional Services and other key individuals such as representatives from the Students' Union in Cornwall and the Students' Guild in Exeter. The Group is also supported and informed by the University's 5 Equality Groups: Disability, Faith and Worldview, Gender, Race and Sexual Orientation.

Chair and Assistant Director (Culture and Inclusion) Shraddha Chaudhary (Shades)
Faculty Rep – ESE (Environment, Science and Economy) David Hosken
Faculty Co-Rep – HLS (Health and Life Sciences)  Jo Bowtell
Faculty Co-Rep – HLS (Health and Life Sciences)  Rachel Burn
Faculty Rep – HASS (Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences) Helen Berry
Professsional Services Rep James Hutchinson
Cornwall Campuses Rep Amie Fulton
DEG Chair Neil Gow
FWEG Chair Tim Quine
GEG Chair Jane Chafer
REG Chair

Gareth Stansfield

SOEG Chair Michael Wykes
Students' Union Rep (Cornwall) Kira Orchard
Students’ Guild Rep (Devon) Emma de Saram
Communications  Garth Davies 
EDI Advisor Chaz Singh
EDI Advisor Deborah Lee
EDI Advisor Lena Worwood
EDI Advisor Rachel Griffiths
EDI Advisor Rae Preston
EDI Data Analyst Taylor Watson
EDI Manager Beau Bell
EDI Manager Dorcas Cowan
EDI Project Support  Tom Caro

College, Professional Services & Campus Inclusion Groups

On behalf of the relevant College or Professional Services directorate, inclusion groups are chaired by the Pro Vice-Chancellor, Director, Director of College Operations or relevant deputy, who is responsible for providing leadership and strategic direction in relation to all equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) matters affecting staff and students.

The purpose of an inclusion group is to agree priorities, make decisions, commission work and guide the prioritisation of existing budgets to enable success in relation to EDI. Each group nominates an inclusion representative. Being an Inclusion Representative means:

  • Representing your College, PS directorate or campus at termly meetings of the University Inclusion Group
  • Acting as a key channel of communication between your area and the University Inclusion Group, raising relevant issues and disseminating key information back to your area as appropriate
  • Acting as a first point of contact for any staff or students who need signposting to sources of support, such as the Dignity & Respect Advisor Network, HR Business Partners or the Students' Guild or Students' Union advice teams
College of Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences

Professor Krasi Tsaneva-Atanasova

College of Humanities

Dr Laura Sangha
College of Life and Environmental Sciences Professor Sharon Dixon 

College of Social Sciences and International Studies


University of Exeter Business School

Oli Young
College of Medicine and Health TBC  
Cornwall Campuses Inclusion Group Professor David Hosken

Professional Services

James Hutchinson