Cambridge Neuroscience is committed towards equal opportunities and non-discriminatory procedures and practices throughout its work. We formally endorse the ALBA Declaration on Equity and Inclusion, are working to fulfil its goals and as such we are currently working on our Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Wellbeing (EDIW) policy. In all our activities, we are intent on providing equity for all and promoting an inclusive culture. You will find useful resources, information and networks for equality, diversity, inclusion, and wellbeing from the University of Cambridge and beyond here.
Meet your EDIW representatives
Encouraging and promoting EDIW across the University of Cambridge is an important task to ensure the University is a place where everyone feels represented and valued. Within my capacity as an EDIW representative for the Cambridge Neuroscience Steering Committee, I aim to promote EDIW by increasing visibility and opportunities for those from underrepresented backgrounds. At present, I do this through my role as an Outreach Practitioner for the University, as well as my involvement with Widening Participation programmes across the Cambridge Neuroscience community. I have enjoyed and look forward to continuing my role as an EDIW representative for such a welcoming, helpful, and collaborative community.
Tess Smith, MRC Cognition and Brain Sciences Unit
Diversity and inclusivity promote a healthy working environment. As part of Cambridge Neuroscience, I aim to use our platform to raise awareness of implicit bias and workplace culture and provide a platform for minority groups. One direct way of achieving this would be through encouraging a broader scope for mentoring schemes and introducing departmental wellness advocates.