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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion in CLES

The College is committed to an inclusive and supportive environment for all our staff and students, and to continuous improvement in diversity and representation right across the College. As PVC, I am proud of the progress we have made and conscious of the need to go further. Inclusion must pervade everything we do, because diversity and well-being are critical to individual and collective happiness and success. These webpages provide a range of resources and links to help us all create a more inclusive environment. Please use them to do just that, and do pass suggestions back to us through the contacts provided or direct to me.

Professor Dan Charman - Pro-Vice-Chancellor & Executive Dean

CEC 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


Your inclusion leads

Each department has an Inclusion Lead who is a first point of contact for inclusion issues and attends the termly CLES Inclusion meeting. You can contact them with any queries or concerns. 

Athena SWAN

All CLES departments hold a bronze Athena SWAN award, and three hold a silver, recognising our commitment to advancing the careers of women in STEMM.