We Collaborate, We Challenge, We Transform
At Lincoln, we challenge the traditional approach to equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI). We bring about the changes needed to create a diverse and inclusive 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 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 ─ our specialist EDI institute which is led by Professor Belinda Colston, the University's strategic lead for EDI. The Institute is a unique ‘hybrid’ department where academics and EDI practitioners drawn from professional services staff work together, forging researcher-practitioner collaborations to underpin our inclusive practices by research, to develop new robust interventions informed by research, and to evaluate our impact and progress towards achieving our ambitions.
Why Diversity and Inclusion Matters
We know that strength lies in difference, and not in similarity. We know that diverse groups of people, with different cultures, different views, and different perspectives, are more innovative, more creative, and more effective at problem solving. We can build diversity through inclusive policies and practices ─ tapping into the broadest possible pool of talent.
Diversity in our staff and student communities drives creative and innovative research and teaching, enhances our sense of belonging, and leads to a high-quality staff and student experience. Through diversity we are better equipped to solve some of the world’s current and future grand challenges.
Improving Equality and Inclusion
Informed by research, and led by our EDI specialists, the Eleanor Glanville Institute, we will embrace and embed new inclusive practices, evaluate our systems and processes, and measure our progress towards a truly inclusive university. We will continue to create safe spaces for discussion, spaces where we challenge each other, spaces where we ‘disagree well’, and staff- and student-led spaces where all voices are heard and where lived experience informs our actions.
Above all, we will continue to embrace diversity and do our best to create an inclusive culture where we can all be our best selves.
Professor Neal Juster, Vice Chancellor
Our One Community
The University of Lincoln is a vibrant community of scholars. Each of us bringing new knowledge, skills, and approaches to our university life. We welcome thousands of new members to our community each year and we benefit from sharing views and ideas from all around the globe. We actively seek to create One Community where, whoever you are, wherever you come from, you are part of our University and you can be safe enough to be challenged and supported to grow and develop. Wherever you are from, Lincoln is your home – a base for discovery, learning, and exploring your world and your future.
We create opportunities for all members of our community to get involved and contribute to their university. We value new ideas and we adapt and develop as the community grows and changes. As One Community, we are comprised of individuals with a range of different experiences, identities, and cultures. We thrive as a community because of our diversity and it is through exploring novel and different ideas together that we can understand our world better.
At Lincoln we celebrate the diversity of all our staff and our students; and together we are stronger. Find out more about our One Community.
Get Involved — Have Your Say
Our work towards a fully inclusive university involves us all — we will collaborate to co-create our inclusive cultures and environments that meet the needs of everyone. We will challenge the inequalities we see together. We will transform our systems, structures, policies, and practices as a community. If you would like to get involved in this work, or would like to make a comment or suggestion — then please get in touch.
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