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Statement from the Vice Chancellor

The University of Exeter believes that the diversity of its community is an essential part of its values and enriches employment, research, studying and learning experiences.

Equality and diversity is one of the areas of the University’s business which is governed through a mechanism known as dual assurance. Supporting the dual assurance partnership for equality and diversity is the University Inclusivity Group. Issues can be brought to the attention of the Group through Inclusivity Representatives based within each College and representing Professional Services.

We are committed to developing an environment which promotes equality of opportunity, values diversity and where students and staff can work and study free from discrimination and harassment. We all have an individual responsibility and I urge you all to help us achieve this aim. Some changes are swift to happen, others may take time to evolve. I have long experience of and commitment to equality and diversity, and I can assure you that they are one of my priorities as the Vice-Chancellor.

Professor Sir Steve Smith

Vice Chancellor