Equality, diversity and inclusion

We are committed to building a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion, where these values are integrated into the life and work of the Department of Politics.

Overview

Equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in our Department offers a safe environment for thoughts and exchanges by:

  • Developing our inclusive and supportive culture
  • Eliminating discrimination, harassment and victimisation
  • Advancing equality of opportunities.

Our EDI plan applies to everyone who visits, works and studies with us and, more broadly, anyone associated with the University of Surrey.

This includes staff, students, contractors, visitors and alumni, regardless of race or ethnicity, sex, gender reassignment, disability, sexual orientation, age, religion or belief, pregnancy or maternity status, marriage and civil partnership status or socioeconomic background.

It should be read in conjunction with other relevant university policies and strategies.

EDI Forum

The EDI Forum meets twice every semester. We identify and share issues, and propose practical initiatives.

Members

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Professor Amelia Hadfield

Dean International, Head of Department of Politics, Director of the Centre for Britain and Europe (CBE)

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Dr Simona Guerra

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion lead

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Dr Nicholas Kitchen

Senior Lecturer in International Relations; Co-Director, Centre for International Intervention

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Dr Nikolaos Gkotsis Papaioannou

Teaching Fellow B in International Politics/ Politics Director of Communication; Senior Personal Tutor - Student Experience and Wellbeing; PGR Seminars & Events Lead.

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Rose Modzelewska

Undergraduate student

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Bethany Bale

Undergraduate student

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Bethany Dawson

Undergraduate student

Equality and diversity at Surrey

We seek to fully harness the talents, creativity and skills that our people bring, and to maintain our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion across the broader community. 

Contact us

Find us

Address

Department of Politics
Duke of Kent Building (DK)
University of Surrey
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 7XH