School of Medicine Equality and Inclusion
The School of Medicine is committed to ensuring your time at Leeds is safe, fair and equitable. See the guidance below on how to raise any concerns you may have.
The University of Leeds has committed to supporting staff to ensure learning, teaching and assessment is inclusive. Inclusive practice means we aim to consider the needs of all students when we design and deliver the teaching and learning. This can reduce the need for individual adjustments for disabled students, enhancing sense of belonging. Inclusive practices, such as providing materials in advance of taught sessions or in alternative formats, can benefit all students. To learn more about how the University is working to ensure inclusivity please visit our Inclusive Teaching website. The School Academic Lead for Inclusive Practice (SALIP) welcomes your feedback and suggestions for improvement. You can access Study Support resources here
If you’re a disabled student and would like to discuss individual support and adjustments, please contact Disability Services.
If you’re interested in exploring how assistive technology (such as text to speech software) could help you make the most out of your studies, please visit the Minerva Assistive Technology Resource site (requires University of Leeds login).
Freedom To Speak Up Guardians
DO YOU WANT TO SPEAK UP?
If you want to speak up about anything, in relation to the University or your placements, but are not sure who to speak to or what the right option is for you, you can always contact the Freedom to Speak Up Guardians.
Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Council
The School of Medicine Equality Diversity and Inclusion Student Council (MED-EDI-SC) is a open and safe space for all students to raise and discuss key issues and ideas related to equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) directly with the Dean, Deputy Dean and Associate Dean for EDI. The MED-EDI-SC is a great way to get involved as it is an open termly meeting, in which plans and actions are taken. To get in touch, please email the EDI Reps at EqualityMSRC@outlook.com
How to report racism, sexual harrassment, bullying and other hate-related incidents
This document provides you with information and guidance on reporting.
BMA Charter – Medical Schools
Download the Charter here
Online training – Diversity, Inclusion, and Belongng for All
Learn about the challenges and opportunities inherent in working in diverse organisations. This transformative learning path reviews current thinking and best practices on essential topics such as bias in all of its forms, cultural competence, communication, allyship and accountablility.
You can choose from 7 courses ranging from 25-50 minutes long by using this link.
Active Bystander Information
Everyday events unfold around us and we are all bystanders. At times events around us might make us feel uncomfortable; we might witness discrimination, harassment or bullying. When this happens, we can choose to say or do something and be an ‘active bystander’, or to simply let it go and remain a ‘passive bystander’.
Some of our students have told us they have experienced or witnessed discrimination, bullying or harassment on campus, on placement, at work and in social settings and would like to learn how to be an active bystander.
Unfortunately, in busy high-pressure work settings, these events are more likely to occur, but that does not make them acceptable.
This information is to help you know what to do if these things happen and when to support fellow students and colleagues safely and appropriately
The University has a wide range of written policies and plans covering activities and practices associated with equality and diversity. They are “living documents” and are regularly updated.
To download copies of the University policies please click here.
- Equality and Inclusion (E&I) Framework
- Dignity and Mutual Respect
- Supporting Disabled Staff at the University of Leeds
- *Trans Equality Policy Statement – (see also *Guidance to Support Trans Staff and Students)
- Policy on Support for Pregnant Students and Students with very young children
- Policy on Support for Students who are Parents or Carers
- Domestic Abuse: Protecting and Supporting Staff and Students