Terms of Reference 

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University Secretary (Chair) Andrew Skinner
A Deputy Provost nominated by Deputy Provosts Dr Stephen Driver
Academic Registrar (or nominee) Ranjit Sahota
Director of Human Resources (or nominee/s) Jo Brooks
Head of Disability Services Lisa Forbes
Head of Wellbeing Dr Aleata Alstad-Calkins
Legal Officer Kim Small
Representative of the Chaplaincy  Asgar Rajput
RSU Sabbatical Officer nominated by President (usually VP Welfare) George Cole
Two students nominated by RSU President (usually Equalities Officer or similar) Brandon Campbell
Athena Swan Chair Dr Diane Bray
Trades Unions representatives:
GMB nominee
UCU nominee
Alison Carlisle
Ruth Tweedale
Secretary (Secretariat Officer) Alison Bainbridge

Members unable to attend meetings are encouraged to nominate an alternate to attend and vote in their place. Alternates are not listed.
The Committee may co-opt or invite other members of the University staff or student body or invite representatives of external organisations to attend meetings as necessary. (e.g. Medical Centre staff, Head of Careers, the Head of Accommodation Services)

Terms of Reference

1.    To develop the University Strategy in relation to diversity and equal opportunities matters.

2.    To ensure that appropriate policies and procedures are in place with respect to the University’s obligations under diversity and equality legislation.

3.    To provide guidance and leadership on improving equality of opportunity and fostering good relations across the University.

4.    To monitor the implementation and effectiveness of policy and procedures relating to diversity and equal opportunities, and to recommend changes where appropriate particularly in respect of:

       •      staff recruitment, development, management and promotion;

       •      student recruitment, admissions and retention; and,

       •     the pattern of teaching and learning, and assessment and achievement.

5.    To review, at least annually, the profile of Roehampton staff and students.

6.    To report annually to Senate and Council on the fulfilment of the University’s statutory obligations in respect of equality and diversity.

7.     To establish working groups as appropriate.

8.     To undertake any other functions that may be assigned to the Committee by Senate.


The Equality & Diversity Committee shall meet on at least three occasions per annum.


The Committee will be serviced via the University Secretariat.


Student Disabilities Working Group

Equalities Review Working Group

Athena Swan Working Group

Updated:  November 2015