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Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Office

Find out more about the EDI Office and how we can support you

The Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Office is responsible for driving forward the EDI agenda and supporting those members of our staff and student community in regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, and sexual orientation.

EDI Office vision: 

"We help the University to become a more inclusive and fairer place, where staff and students feel valued, respected, and can be themselves." -  EDI Office, 2023

Meet the team: 

  • Mohammed Ilyas (He/Him) Head of Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion 
  • Julia Ratcliffe (She/ Her) Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Charters Manager
  • Julia Good (She/ Her) Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Officer
  • Emily Crouch (She/ Her) Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Support Officer
  • Kate Rhodes (She/ Her) Student Support Advisor (EDI and Sexual Violence) 

How can we help you?

The EDI Office can offer:

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If you would like support or have a question, please contact us via and a member of the team will get back to you within 3 working days.  

How can you get involved with EDI at Herts?

  • Join the free diversity events which take place throughout the year.  From Black History Month, Pride, and Disability History Month, there is something for everyone. The events are open to staff and students and are a great opportunity to broaden your knowledge and understanding of our diverse communities at Herts
  • Follow the EDI Office on Twitter (X)  or Instagram to keep up to date with the latest EDI news and events   

Interested in learning more? 

The Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Office remit is vast. We are responsible for the University's Equality Charter Marks which include: Race Equality, Athena Swan (gender equality), Disability Confident, and the Stonewall Workplace Equality Index. As well as progressing the University's Institutional Equality Objectives, advising the University and reporting on EDI matters, delivering EDI training sessions, supporting the University's Staff Networks, and running a multitude of initiatives and diversity events to raise awareness and work towards developing an inclusive culture at Herts. 

 Find out more about EDI at Herts

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Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Office

Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Office

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