Equality, diversity and inclusion

In the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS), we promote equality, diversity and inclusion and build a culture where these values are integrated into the life and work of our students and staff.

We are continuously striving for FASS to be a working and learning environment which is fair, diverse and inclusive in every respect. Along the way, we will ask ourselves and others the difficult questions that are needed, and do our utmost to answer them. We recognise that we have work to do and that there will currently still be gaps. It will need input from everyone to achieve this, and we will always be pleased to hear from you, whether it is through your School/Department EDI Committees, any of the University processes or forums, or simply by contacting us directly.
Annika Bautz, Executive Dean of FASS and Ruth Gill, Director of Faculty Operations

Equality, diversity and inclusion in FASS

We are committed to:

  • Taking a proactive approach to both celebrating and promoting equality, diversity and inclusion
  • Enabling everyone in our community to work and study in an environment of mutual respect and thereby supporting each other to fulfil our individual and collective aspirations.

We will champion equality, diversity and inclusion and ensure that our staff and students are treated fairly by taking a proactive approach, we can effect positive change by developing and supporting local ideas and initiatives into concrete actions and genuinely inclusive practices.

We will do this in the Faculty by:

  • Promoting understanding and development by encouraging all staff to undertake University EDI training
  • Challenging practices, processes, policies, ourselves and others openly and respectfully – to enable each one of us to be our authentic self at work
  • Communicating our commitment and actions regularly and working in liaison with our School and Department EDI committees and the University Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Forum
  • Enabling everyone within our community to be accountable for equality diversity and inclusion.

Get in touch

For further advice or enquiries email Ruth Gill r.gill@surrey.ac.uk or Milda Balse m.balse@surrey.ac.uk or get in touch with our School and department Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee Chairs: