Inclusivity leads

The Inclusivity Lead (IL) is your Department/School Champion for inclusive teaching practices and inclusion for all.

They can help to promote inclusive teaching practices across your Department/School, and raise awareness of any achievements or challenges with regards to wider inclusivity.

Dept/School Inclusivity Lead 
Computing and Electronic Systems Francisco Sepulveda 
East 15 (Loughton and Southend) Ramiro Silveira
Economics Yongli Wang
Edge Hotel Quynh Nguyen
Essex Abroad Katherine Dickerson  
Essex Business School (Colchester and Southend) Theodora Bermpei 
Essex Pathways  Haji Yakubu 
Government Carolina Garriga 
Health and Social Care (Colchester) Position vacant
Health and Social Care (Southend) Thomas Currid
History  Tracy Loughran
Institute for Social and Economic Research  Cara Booker 
Languages and Linguistics  Enam Al-Wer (Autumn 2021) Rebecca Clift (Spring, Summer 2022)
Law  Birsha Ohdedar
Life Sciences  Brandon Reeder
Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies  Joanna Rzepa and Owen Robinson
Mathematical Sciences  Peter Higgins
Pathways Haji Yakubu
Philosophy and Art History  Lorna Finlayson 
Psychology Helge Gillmeister
Psychosocial and Psychoanalytic Studies  Zibiah Loakthar 
Sociology  Roisin Ryan-Flood
Skills for Success Hansa Bissoonheeal
Sport, Rehabilitation and Exercise Sciences  Bradley Neal

Role of the Inclusivity Lead

The Inclusivity Lead:

  • is a champion for inclusive practice and has a broad view of inclusivity within the Department/School
  • is a point of focus for information, good practice and promotion of inclusive practices across the Department/School
  • can help you to understand how you can go about developing and implementing initiatives for your Department/School
  • can give you information about what relevant activities and initiatives are taking place across the rest of the University

Inclusivity information

Access and disability

For staff 

Raising Awareness Programmes

Raising Awareness Programmes are available on Moodle, covering:

  • Demystifying Disability
  • Autistic Spectrum Conditions
  • Impact of Long Term Medical Conditions
  • Specific Learning Difficulties
  • Understanding Hearing Impairment
  • Understanding Visual Impairment

Supporting students with long-term health conditions

Contacts for staff

For students

Access and disability information

Contacts for students

Accessibility and inclusion

For staff

Accessibility and Inclusion Training on Moodle. Topics include:

  • unconscious bias
  • Equality Act 2010
  • general information and resources
  • awareness raising information

 

Culture and race

For students

How we promote and support cultural and racial diversity for Black, Asian and Minority Ethic students. Topics include:

  • Student networks and representation
  • Student societies
  • What to do if you experience discrimination or harassment
  • Useful contacts

How we support our international students. Topics include:

  • Social events and schemes
  • Advice from the British Council
  • Information about studying and living in the UK

Contacts for students

For staff

Contacts for staff

LGBT+

For staff

Information on supporting LGBT+ students. Topics include:

  • issues affecting LGBT+ students
  • ways to support LGBT+ students
  • University of Essex LGBT+ toolkit

Information on the University's LGBT+ staff support. Topics include:

  • Staff networks and forums
  • What to do if you're subjected to harassment or bullying
  • Counselling for staff

Contacts for staff

For students

Information on services for LGBT+ students. Topics include:

  • University services
  • Our 'It Gets Better' initiative
  • External services

Contacts for students

Mental and emotional health

For staff

Health and Wellbeing Programmes for staff via the Learning Lounge on Moodle. Topics include:

  • mental health first aid training information
  • bystander workshop information
  • mental health self-learning and information resources

Information on supporting students with mental health difficulties. Topics include:

  • how you can support students
  • how to refer a student to the Student Services Hub

Contacts for staff

For students

Contacts for students

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Contact
Shirley Dow Inclusion Officer