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Here we have listed a number of activities and initiatives that MPLS ED&I Fellows have either led on and delivered themselves, or worked with the MPLS ED&I Team to progress over the last few years.

Cross-cutting activities

  • General inclusive culture work, including training, departmental events, reviewing departmental documents and webpages, personal advocacy of experiences, creating new inclusive networks.
  • Review and development of induction documents.
  • Inclusive/EDI training and fieldwork, reviewing processes and advising on improvements.
  • Assessment accessibility on webpages.
  • Support for working parents.
  • EDI Reverse Tutorials in Zoology (now Biology).

Disability and neurodivergence activities

  • Disability focus group work – both delivery of focus groups and development of questions, scripts etc., in partnership with the MPLS ED&I team.
  • Disability Awareness actions, including reviewing divisional provision, accessibility (both online and in-person), raising awareness with training, talks and events.
  • Accessibility

Gender Equity actions

  • Active engagement with or running of ‘Women in’ Networks.

LGBTQ+ activities

  • Inclusive language and culture – specifically around LGBTQ+, including online communications, departmental forms and emails, inclusive fieldwork practices, advocacy.
  • Events, including Pride, LGBT History Month.

Mental Health activities

  • Coordinating and hosting Mental Health Awareness Week.
  • Trained as Mental Health First Aiders.
  • Mental Health Awareness activities within departments, including developing action plans, being and working with Mental Health First Aiders, postdoc and graduate student support and mentoring, regular mental health awareness events and training etc., and personal advocacy.

Race Equity actions

  • Active contribution to Race Equality Task Force, including sitting on the task force or providing feedback and advice.
  • BAME/BIPOC Mentoring Scheme.
  • Mfano-Africa Mentoring Programme.
  • Black History Month events.
  • Outreach as part of Beyond Boundaries.