Focus on equality and diversity

Our current Focus on theme is part of Every Researcher Counts, a series of activities addressing equality and diversity in research.

Equality and diversity is a term used in the UK to define and champion equality, diversity and human rights as defining values of society. It promotes equality of opportunity for all, giving every individual the chance to achieve their potential, free from prejudice and discrimination.

In higher education these activities focus on ensuring that mainstreaming equality and diversity becomes a priority for UK HEIs in the forthcoming years.

With only 21% UK professors being female and 0.4% of UK professors being black, it is clear that there remains a long way to go. 

Below, you will find a list of upcoming activities devoted to the topic of the equality and diversity in research.

Improving equality in research
Google Hangout, 26 March

Improving equality in research


Virtual Event, 26 March, 2 pm
To discuss how to make real progress in tackling inequality in the research environment, Vitae is holding a FREE 60-min live video event with E&D experts via Google+ Hangout! RSVP

Actions for All
Equality and Diversity

Actions for All

Researcher development practice
Vitae Member Community Group

Researcher development practice


Based at Vitae member institution?Join us in the Researcher development practice group of the Vitae Member Community to share practice and ideas on improving equality for researchers at your institution.


Read our reflections on the Every Researcher Counts conference, which took place this January.

Every Researcher Counts
coming soon

Every Researcher Counts

NOW AVAILABLE, a new suite of development resources form Vitae, for use by institutions to support the equality and diversity in research

The publications will be available for download for users based at the Vitae membership organisations.

Resources and support for disabled researchers

Resources and support for disabled researchers

Practical advice for both disabled researchers and those that support them.

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