Equality and Diversity

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Unit


The EDI Unit is responsible for promoting, co-ordinating and embedding equality, diversity and inclusion across the whole university community. It works closely with schools, divisions, staff/student networks and the USSU to develop and deliver the University’s EDI strategy.

The Unit is overseen by Professor Claire Annesley, Deputy Pro- Vice-Chancellor for Equalities and Diversity.   

You can contact the Unit at edi.unit@sussex.ac.uk or follow us on Twitter.  

University policies

Vice Chancellor's message

The University of Sussex believes that the diversity of its staff and student community is fundamental to creative thinking, pedagogic innovation, intellectual challenge, and the interdisciplinary approach to research and learning.

We are committed to providing an environment for work and study that advances equality of opportunity. Our aim is to remove barriers to progression and success and to promote understanding and awareness of diversity issues to all members of the University community. We are all responsible for ensuring that staff, students and visitors to the University of Sussex are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

Adam Tickell
Vice Chancellor

LGBT+ Staff Network

The University's LGBT+ Staff Network seeks to increase awareness and understanding of LGBT issues.

You can find out more on Twitter and Facebook, or by emailing lgbt-staff@sussex.ac.uk.

BAME Staff Network

The University's BAME Staff Network is for all staff who define themselves as belonging to a minority ethnic group.

If you would like to join the network to receive notification of meetings and events you can find out more by emailing BAME-Staff@sussex.ac.uk

Staff Disability Network


The staff disability network is for members of university staff who have a disability.The network meets termly and seeks to raise awareness across campus.    

If you would like to join the network or would like further information you can contact the network by emailing staffdisabilitynetwork@sussex.ac.uk 

TransNonbinary Staff Network

The TransNonbinary Staff Network  is a confidential and a fully inclusive group, open to all members of staff or postgraduates who identify as transnonbinary. It will meet occasionally to discuss and review policy development, as well as organising different events throughout the year.

If you would like to join the network or would like further information you can contact the network by emailing the mailing list transnonbinarystaff@sussex.ac.ukThe mailing list is monitored and – to ensure confidentially – is accessed only by the Trans Convenor.