At Lincoln, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment where all individuals, regardless of the race, gender, sexual orientation, age, or disability, can thrive. By adopting transformational and progressive practices, founded on the need to ask questions, to challenge, to seek solutions, to look for evidence of change, and to measure impact, we seek to bring about the changes needed to achieve this. We take a systems-based approach, working holistically across the whole institution to change the embedded structures and processes that lead to inequalities and isolation
At the heart of our work is the Eleanor Glanville Institute ─ the University’s strategic lead for EDI. It was set up in 2015 (as the Eleanor Glanville Centre) to ensure that EDI work across the University was developed and supported in a holistic and coordinated way, working in partnership with stakeholders to deliver the strategic ambitions of the University and drive culture change.
The Institute is a unique ‘hybrid’ department where academics and professional services staff work together, forging researcher-practitioner collaborations to underpin inclusive practices by research, to develop new robust interventions informed by research, and to evaluate impact and progress towards achieving Lincoln’s EDI ambitions. It forms the hub of all EDI activity at the University.
Our work towards a fully inclusive university involves everyone across the institution. We will therefore build collaborations across all professional services and academic departments, schools, colleges and the Students’ Union. We will collaborate to co-create our inclusive cultures and environments and ensure they meet the needs of everyone (staff and students).
We will challenge the traditional approach to EDI that has failed to reduce inequalities in UKHEI over the last 30+ years. We will challenge the policies and practices that have led to inequalities at Lincoln, establishing evidence-based change and intervention and ensuring their impact is measured using robust research methodologies.
- We will bring about the changes needed to create a diverse and inclusive culture & environment by adopting transformational and progressive practices, founded on the need to ask questions, to challenge, to seek solutions, to look for evidence of change, and to measure impact.
- We will adopt a systems-based approach, working holistically across the whole institution to change the embedded structures and processes that lead to inequalities and isolation.
- We will transform our systems, structures, policies and practices as a community.