The University of Southampton

Committee & policies

Our Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (ED&I) committee represents all staff and students in the School, with the members ranging from undergraduate students through to senior academic staff. If you have any issues that you wish to raise, would like to get involved with ED&I work within Physics and Astronomy, or have suggestions about how to make the School a better place to work and study, please contact a member of the ED&I Committee or email our Committee Chairs, Dr. Manda Banerji and Professor Mark Sullivan.

Our ED&I committee also works closely with the ED&I committees of other departments in the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences, as well as with the University’s central ED&I team. For more information about ED&I efforts at the University level, please visit How We Support Diversity and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (log in required).

Some recent achievements of the ED&I Committee include: 

  • Core working hours guidelines
  • Transparent workload policy
  • Unconscious bias training
  • Code of conduct implementation
  • Provision of breast-feeding and baby changing room facilities
  • Embedding ED&I in our Schools’ outreach and public engagement programmes 


please contact a member of the ED&I Committee or email our Committee Chairs, Dr. Manda Banerji and Professor Mark Sullivan