Equity for excellence in academic institutions: a manifesto for change
Andrés Noé (cohort 2016-17), Lauren Wedekind, Jolynne Mokaya, Cynthia Tamandjou, Melissa Kapulu , Andrea Ruecker, Evelyn Kestelyn, Machilu Zimba, Elham Khatamzas, Alice Chi Eziefula, Claire L. Mackintosh, Roger Nascimento, Proochista Ariana, Denise Best, Edward Gibbs, Susanna Dunachie, Gina Hadley, Hannah Ravenswood, Bernadette Young, Charles Kamau, Kevin Marsh, Helen McShane , Rob Hale, Elena McPhilbin, Pavel V. Ovseiko, Oxford Equity, Rebecca Surender, Claire Worland, Lisa J. White , Philippa C. Matthews
Higher academic institutions in the UK need to drive improvements in equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) through sustainable practical interventions. A broad view of inclusivity is based on an intersectional approach that considers race, geographical location, caring responsibilities, disability, neurodiversity, religion, and LGBTQIA+ identities. We describe the establishment of a diverse stakeholder group to develop practical grass-roots recommendations through which improvements can be advanced.