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If you have a suggestion, would like to join the CLES Inclusivity Committee, or would like to discuss any issues, please contact the committee.

For any queries relating to the Cornwall Campuses in Penryn and Truro more broadly, please get in touch with Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisor Rae Preston.

Inclusivity CLES Cornwall

Inclusivity CLES Cornwall

The College of Life and Environmental Sciences in Cornwall is committed to fostering a supportive and inclusive environment for all our staff and students and we are proud to have held an Athena SWAN Silver Award since 2014, recognising the initiatives we have put in place to achieve gender equality.

We hope to capture the views, ongoing issues and ideas of the CLES Cornwall community, and particularly welcome feedback from groups who may currently be under-represented in the department.

CLES Cornwall staff members share their thoughts on inclusivity:

CLES Inclusion Leads

Each department has an Inclusion Lead who is a first point of contact for inclusion issues and attends the termly University Inclusion meeting. Meet the Inclusion Leads here.

Speak Out Guardians

The Speak Out Guardians (For staff) are independent from any department. They are able to listen to employee concerns, identify trends or themes and enable confidentiality at all times.

Spectrum Life: Free 24/7 counselling for staff

Spectrum Life - a confidential counselling and support service for the University of Exeter. All staff and postgraduate students can access up to 6 free sessions of telephone or face-to-face counselling.

Report an incident: Exeter Speaks Out

The University of Exeter is an inclusive community, where everyone has the right to be treated with respect. Harassment, bullying, intimidation and discrimination (for example racism, homophobia, sexual discrimination) go against all we stand for and will not be tolerated. If you've experienced or witnessed any of the above we encourage you to report it and to get the support you might need.

Dignity and Respect Advisors

Dignity and Respect Advisors are members of staff from across the University who are trained to provide a confidential and informal service for anyone involved in cases of harassment or bullying (including those facing allegations about their behaviour). 

The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion team

The EDI team provide professional advice, guidance and the tools to enable everyone working or studying at Exeter to take individual responsibility and help create an inclusive community. Contact the EDI team here.

Groups and networks

Training

Inclusivity Committee

The CLES Cornwall Inclusivity Committee has a membership that represents students (undergraduate and postgraduate) and staff (Professional Services, Research, Education and Scholarship and Education and Research)

Athena SWAN

We are proud to have held an Athena SWAN Silver Award since 2014, and are committed to further work to overcome obstacles in the way of female scientists progressing into successful academic careers.

Voices

A collaborative project between The Student’s Union, Her Campus and The Falmouth Anchor, Voices is a platform for students whose voices might previously have been lost in the noise. Each volume covers a different theme, including race, faith, LGBTQ+, community and gender.