Equality, Diversity and Inclusivity
IPOCH is committed to ED&I, building upon best practice embedded within partner Schools. Our aim is to establish an inclusive culture which ensures equal opportunities for all regardless of age, ethnicity, disability, family structure, gender, nationality, sexual orientation, race, religious or other beliefs, and socioeconomic background. Our implementation will be informed by the Strategic Equality Plan of Cardiff University. IPOCH links with each School ED&I Committee, each with Athena Swann Bronze Award.
ED&I is embedded in everything we do, an exemplar of good practice, including practical measures such as: (a) all IPOCH participants have completed mandatory ED&I training (b) all projects will promote flexible options for study. IPOCH promotes support for students through schemes such as: disabled student allowance, maternity/paternity pay, student support services, pastoral care and peer support groups.
We expect proportional representation through the student lifecycle, from applicants, interviewees, and students. We will use quantitative and qualitative data to measure our progress towards embedding EDI – including benchmarking our IDTH students against other non-IDTH students and the Section as a whole (e.g. use Heidi HESA).
IPOCH will be mentored by international leaders in ED&I and research mentorship.