How is the COVID crisis impacting our community?
13 May 2020
Recording the challenges faced by our diverse community
The Faculty of Science and Engineering's Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee would like to understand the range of challenges different groups and individuals are facing in order to have a better understanding of how the decisions we all make affect others. The University has launched a form to collate the different challenges we are all facing during this period – plus any suggestions for mitigating these.
Championed by the Faculty’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee it is hoped that by recording these challenges we can better understand the impacts of decisions, and in particular can try to identify and share solutions.
Mark Hughes, Associate Dean for Equality, Diversity, Inclusion and Accessibility for the Faculty of Science and Engineering, said: “At the moment, our most pressing issue is the different impacts this crisis is having on our staff and students; including, but not confined, to those infected by Covid-19 and their families, the bereaved, to those who are shielding, mental health implications, those with additional caring responsibilities, those who are home schooling, those who are ill, those with disabilities, etc.
“As we all try our best to support each other through this crisis, it is more important than ever that we better understand these different challenges. Therefore I encourage you all to complete the form."